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Lytton, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, British Columbia, V0K 1Z0, Canada (50.23113 -121.58160)

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Name: Lytton topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 50.19744 -121.58604 50.24835 -121.55552
Minimum elevation: 135 m
Maximum elevation: 1,792 m
Average elevation: 629 m


Lytton has set Canadian records for highest temperature and experiences either a dry-summer warm-summer humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dsb bordering Dsa), or a warm-summer mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification: Csb bordering Csa). During summer heat waves, Lytton is often the hottest spot in Canada, despite being north of 50°N in latitude. Due to the dry summer air and a relatively low elevation of 230 m (750 ft), summer afternoon shade temperatures frequently reach 35 °C (95 °F) and occasionally top 40 °C (104 °F). Lytton holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada with a record high of 49.6 °C (121.3 °F) on June 29, 2021, which was set during the 2021 Western North America heat wave. This occurred after having already broken records multiple times during the previous days of that heat wave. This is the world's highest temperature ever recorded north of the 50th parallel, the highest temperature ever in the United States or Canada recorded outside of the Southwestern United States, and higher than the record high temperatures ever recorded for Europe or South America.

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