Records are broken in Canada and the US as an intense heatwave engulfs the Pacific north-west

Forecast temperatures at 3pm local time in Vancouver, Canada on Wednesday

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Dozens of people have died in the Vancouver area where humidity has made temperatures feel close to 40C

A temperature record for Canada of 49.6C was set in Lytton, BC on Tuesday

Seattle recorded 42C on Monday while Portland hit almost 47C. Both cities normally have a moderate climate

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A new record temperature for Canada of 49.6C was set in Lytton, BC on Tuesday

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Seattle recorded 42C on Monday while Portland hit almost 47C. Both cities normally have a moderate climate and air conditioning is not widespread

Dozens of people have died in the Vancouver area where humidity has made temperatures feel close to 40C

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