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Canada hits record temperature after 84 years: What you need to know

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1. Lytton, a village in British Columbia became the first place in Canada to ever record a temperature over 113 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday and experts are predicting even hotter weather to come, as a "heat dome" settles in over Western Canada.

2. Environment Canada expects temperatures to begin cooling on Tuesday.

3. Environment Canada issued alerts for British Columbia, Alberta, and parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.

4. A similar warning has been issued by the US National Weather Service for Washington and Oregon states.

5. The highest temperature previously recorded in Canada was 45 degrees while whereas Lytton touched 46.6 degrees after 84 years.

6. Stores sold out of portable air conditioners and fans while cities opened emergency cooling centers.

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