Canada records record temperature of 46.6°C; heat wave also hits northwestern United States | World

The small town of Lytton, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, recorded this Sunday (27) a 46.6°C heat. This is the highest temperature recorded in the history of Canadaaccording to local weather agencies.

To get an idea, this value is higher than the historic heat record in Brazil, which is 44.7°C. According to the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet), this mark was reached in Bom Jesus do Piauí in November 2005.

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The heat generated disruptions such as a power outage, which left hundreds of people without power in British Columbia. Some schools have decided not to open this week. Authorities are on alert for possible fires and hospitalizations due to high temperatures, which mainly affect the elderly.

According to broadcaster CTV, in the Vancouver area, dozens of people were left outside a vaccination post against the coronavirus — in heat over 40°C — due to a change in the place of application of these doses.

Heat postpones US Olympic qualification

The thermometer at Eugene Stadium in the US, where the US track and field trials were taking place for the Tokyo Olympics, hit 108°F – or 42.2°C – this Sunday (27) – Photo: Kirby Lee- USA TODAY Sports

The northwest of the United States also recorded record temperatures, and the meteorological authorities themselves recognize that this time the heat is “unprecedented”, “abnormal” and “dangerous”.

Due to this heat wave, this afternoon’s testing at the American Track and Field Trials for the Tokyo Olympics had to be postponed to the night period. The event takes place in Eugene, Oregon, where thermometers have set a record temperature in the city: 43.3°C.

People jump into a lake in Seattle, US, this Sunday (27) – Photo: John Froschauer/AP Photo

See other record temperatures recorded in the western United States this Sunday:

  • Salem, Oregon — 44.4°C
  • Portland, Oregon — 44.4°C
  • Seattle, Washington — 39.4°C

Authorities are on alert as more heat is forecast for the western United States in the coming days, including other states like Idaho. There are fears of large forest fires and hospitalizations of the elderly affected by temperatures well above normal.

A few weeks ago, thermometers in California hit 54°C, in a heat wave also considered worrying. See the VIDEO below.

More than 40 million Americans are on alert for extreme heat

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