The previous five days in British Columbia, Canada’s Monster, have caused me to Google and read about the hottest spots on the planet.
Canada’s Monster: The previous five days in British Columbia, Canada, have caused me to Google and read about the hottest spots on the planet. My name is Sumit Agarwal, and I recently relocated to British Columbia, Canada, from New Delhi, India. I reside in Surrey, the province’s second-largest city and a part of Metro Vancouver.
My family and I chose to live here for various reasons, one of which was unquestionably the weather. The lower mainland of British Columbia is noted for its mild climate. It’s not too chilly in the winter, and it’s beautiful and warm in the summer. Exactly in British Columbia, we’ve had the opportunity to live in some of these areas without the comfort of an air conditioner or even a good old desert cooler.
During this time of year, some typical huge temperature is approximately 22 degrees Celsius, with lows around 11 degrees. That is why most residences in this area lack even a ceiling fan, let alone air conditioning. A few weeks ago, a weather forecast predicted that the last week of June in British Columbia would be hot. Nobody knew how hot it was.
I was in Vancouver for work two years ago in June, and I remembered that a couple of nights were uncomfortable due to the heat. I ultimately fell asleep in my rented car while the air conditioning was turned on. With that image still vivid in my mind, I purchased three tower fans for my house, one for each room, and I was confident that this would make the summer go smoothly.
However, by the middle of this month, meteorologists discussed the possibility of a “heat dome,” which would result in a significant heatwave here. But it wasn’t until the third week of the month that the reality set in when the weather app on our phones began to show big numbers.
The heatwave was expected to start on Friday, June 25, peak on Monday, June 28, and fade by Wednesday, June 30. Temperatures never seen in Canada’s history would be recorded over the five-day event.