The sun is beating down on the North Coast right now resulting in record high temperatures.
This afternoon, Environment Canada reported temperatures at 25.7°C at the Prince Rupert Airport weather station. That’s the highest temperature recorded on July 4 since 1990.
Don’t forget to put on some sunscreen with the UV index at six.
The second highest temperature on this date was 23.9°C, while the lowest recorded temperature was 9.5°C in 2012.
Lisa Erven, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada said the record temperature will be made official at 5 p.m. today.
Tomorrow is also forecast to be hot at 22°C but with a 40 per cent chance of showers. Erven said that no records are expected to be broken tomorrow, as the highest temperature on record is 24°C in 1990.