Record-breaking heat not letting up in the Valley

It’s no wonder that Nash Dhaliwal’s blueberries are coming in early.

It’s no wonder that Nash Dhaliwal’s blueberries are coming in early—June 2015 was the hottest on record since Environment Canada began taking them at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. With an average temperature of 26.7 degrees Celcius, this June had the highest average temperature since 1993.

It’s not the first month to hit record high average temperatures either—May was also the hottest month by almost two degrees since 1995.

And it’s not just the average that’s highest this June. The temperature hit 36.6 degrees Celcius on June 27­­—the highest the mercury has ever climbed in June since 1993.

July wasn’t much better.

With an average temperature of 27.9 degrees Celcius, 2015 had the third hottest July on record since 1993. At 28 and 29.1 degrees Celcius respectively, only 2013 and 2009 were hotter.

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