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More weather records broken in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek

Fort St. John and Dawson Creek recorded another daily heat record on Wednesday.
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Environment Canada weather forecast for Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

Fort St. John and Dawson Creek recorded another daily heat record on Wednesday.

Environment Canada reports the Fort St. John area set a new record of 35.1 degrees on June 30, beating the old record of 27.2 set in 1942.

The Dawson Creek area set a new record of 34.9 degrees, beating the old record of 27.4 set in 2008.

New temperature records were also set on Saturday and Sunday and Monday and Tuesday.

A heat warning remains in place, however, a thunderstorm Wednesday evening brought light rain showers and cool weather that will bring temperatures back below 30 degrees.

Temperatures are forecast to reach 28 degrees today, with a 60% chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm.

The forecast calls for highs of 24 degrees and sun on Friday; 21 degrees with a 30% chance of showers on Saturday; and 23 degrees with a mix of sun and cloud on Sunday.

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement saying the region will be be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24 to 48 hours.

If you or those in your care are exposed to wildfire smoke, consider taking extra precautions to reduce your exposure. Wildfire smoke is a constantly-changing mixture of particles and gasses which includes many chemicals that can harm your health.

Fort Nelson also set a new temperature record on Wednesday reaching 31.4 degrees, beating the old record of 30.8 set in 1982.