New heat record in Canada and opening of public cooling centers in the United States

Sunday, the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada. At the same time, US states are opening public cooling centers during the heatwave.

In Lytton, British Columbia, in southwest Canada, a temperature of 46.1 degrees was measured on Sunday. It beats the previous national record in Canada, which was 45 degrees and was measured in Saskatchewan in 1937.

Spectators are sprayed with water to stay cool during the Olympic track and field selection competition in Eugene.

Unusually high summer temperatures have hit the Pacific Northwest region, which includes the northwest United States and southwest Canada.

In Oregon, authorities are opening three cold storage centers around the large city of Portland. In Portland, the heat also caused the streetcar to stop.

– Heat is life-threatening. People need a cool place in the coming days, says Portland health worker Jennifer Vines.

Such cooling centers have also been opened in California. It is the high pressure that creates this record heat. Temperatures above 40 degrees were recorded in several places.

Due to the heat, the U.S. Olympic track and field selection competition in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday had to be postponed until the evening.

Adele Matthews

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