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Temperatures at or near record levels on weekend, outlook continued sunny and dry

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Environment Canada says the sunny, dry weather is expected to continue through the week.

Nanaimo’s highs of 29 degrees on Saturday and 30 on Sunday weren’t quite enough to break records, but Sechelt did set records for both days at 27.3 on Saturday and 28.4 on Sunday

Forecaster Matt MacDonald of Environment Canada says when it comes to records it’s rainfall they’re watching closely – after an unprecedented dry spell in May.

The hot, dry weather has pushed wildfire danger ratings to high for the Island and some parts of the Sunshine Coast.

On Sunday crews from the Coastal Fire Centre and the Cranberry Fire Department were called to a small brush fire near Cassidy.

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It burned through about a hectare in the area between Timberlands and Cameron Roads.

It’s being investigated as likely person-caused.

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