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Another day, another temperature record broken

Another day, another high temperature record bites the dust.

According to Environment Canada, we hit 37.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the hottest June 29 on record. The previous record was 30.6 degrees Celsius, set in 1987.

While it will be marginally cooler day, with a forecast high of 34 degrees Celsius, it will likely be another record-breaker as the hottest June 30 on record in Prince George was in 2008 when it reached 29.4 degrees Celsius.

Environment Canada also says there is potential for severe thunderstorms with very strong wind gusts, intense lightning and brief bursts of heavy rain this afternoon.

An upper trough will approach the B.C. coast today as the historic ridge of high pressure shifts to the east, This will result in an area of isolated to scattered thunderstorms from Fort Nelson to Merritt, some of which will have the potential to become severe. The main threats will be very strong wind gusts and intense lightning, with some areas seeing bursts of heavy rain.

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