It has never been hotter in Cranbrook and Sparwood than it was on Friday.
Environment Canada Meterologist Cindy Yu says the two communities broke all-time heat records August 10th.
Yu says Cranbrook even surpassed 40 degrees for the first time ever.
“It was an all-time maximum temperature record, so that was the hottest weather we’ve recorded in Cranbrook,” Yu says. “The afternoon high was 40.4 degrees, the old all-time maximum temperature record was 38.9 set in 1941.”
Sparwood’s temperature hit 36.9 degrees on Friday, an all-time maximum temperature record.
The old record was 36.5 degrees set in 1981.
Kootenay National Park and Invermere also saw daily temperature records broken over August 9th and 10th.
– Environment Canada Meteorologist, Cindy Yu