The province of British Columbia is suffering under a heat wave currently. Parts of Vancouver reached a high of about 30 degrees Celsius over the weekend. It was cooler out by the water but apparently it was much hotter as you went east. Some parts of the province sweltered under 40 degree temperatures.
Now I know some people live in parts of the world where such heat is routine and normal but this is rare for these parts. For Vancouver, the temperatures in the summer are around the low to mid-20s. I will pass along an interesting anecdote. I work with three Brazilian students who are here for the summer. One of them is from the desert region of Brazil. I didn’t even know such a place existed but that’s beside the point. Last week, he complained about heat here in Vancouver. So, I think it’s ok to call this a heat wave.