What’s behind Western Canada’s historic heat wave?

Global News published this video item, entitled “What’s behind Western Canada’s historic heat wave?” – below is their description.

The heat seen in Western Canada this past weekend, melting historic temperature records, is not over yet, thanks to a “heat dome” settling over the region.

The dome is fuelled by a ridge of high pressure, trapping heat beneath it. While it is a typical pattern seen in July or August, the unseasonable June weather has stretched from B.C. to Alberta with the dangerous heat expected to move more into the Prairies into next weekend.

As Ross Hull reports, the system is likely to break by next week, but it still has left people sweltering under the sun only days after summer officially began.

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