'Heat dome' in western US, Canada brings scorching temperatures up to 46.6°C

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  • Monday, 28 Jun 2021

A girl plays in a spray park at Jefferson Park during a heat wave in Seattle, United States on June 27, 2021. - REUTERS/Karen Ducey

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP): A "heat dome" over western Canada and the US Pacific northwest sent temperatures soaring to new highs of 46.6°C, triggering heat warnings from Oregon to Canada's Arctic territories on Sunday (June 27).

Hotspot Lytton in British Columbia – about 250km northeast of Vancouver – broke the record "for Canada's all time maximum high" with a temperature of 46.6°C, said Environment Canada.

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