A 38-year-old temperature record was broken this morning in the Campbell River area.
The previous low for March 16 of -6 C was recorded in 1982. It fell this morning when the temperature was recorded at -7.5 C.
Environment Canada said a “modified arctic airmass” is enveloping the province, which caused a handful of other low temperature records to fall.
In the Port Hardy area, a new low record of -4.7 C was set. The old record of -2.7 C was set in 1982.
Campbell River area temperature records have been kept since 1958.