Terri Lang, with Environment Canada
"We saw a massive ridge of high pressure over western Canada really intensify over the weekend. It brought record-breaking heat for many places across the province. Many places broke their all-time August records and some places even broke their all-time temperature records.
She added that it could have been even worse.
"We had all that wildfire smoke in the atmosphere and down to the surface and it would have been even hotter had that smoke not been there."
On Saturday, we broke the previous record of 35oC set in 1965 with a new high temperature of 38.5oC. And then on Sunday, we hit a high of 38.3oC breaking the previous record of 37.8oC set back in 1940.
Lang adds that the temperature the next couple days should be cooler.
"It looks like we're going to get a couple nice cool days here to let everyone recover. Normals for this time of year are highs of 26 so we're going to see below that for the next couple days."
"Then we'll see some warmer temperatures build back in but nothing as warm as we saw this past weekend."