Earthwindmap showing temps reaching 46.9 deg C 116.42 deg F along the US Canadian border later today.
Temperatures we see in Death Valley, the Arizona desert, North Africa or Arabia hit the Canadian US border.
Temperatures previously unknown to Canada and parts of the US-North West are making life extremely unpleasant for millions of people as intense, prolonged, record-breaking, unprecedented, abnormal and dangerous because of a huge high-pressure zone from California up to Canada's Arctic territories and stretching inland through Idaho. Daytime temperatures were in the triple digits Fahrenheit, breaking records in places where many do not have air conditioning. Temperatures along the border are expected to hit a record=breaking 46.9 deg C, (116 deg F) later today, see map above.
According to the BBC,