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UPDATE: As temperatures rise, more records fall in the Okanagan

Enjoying the heat at Okanagan Lake Park in Penticton, April 19, 2016.
April 19, 2016 - 3:32 PM

OKANAGAN - Another day, another round of high temperature records set in the Okanagan.

Environment Canada is reporting a temperature of 25.3 Celsius in Kelowna and 27.7 C in Penticton as of 3 p.m. The previous high temperature record for April 19 in Kelowna was 23.9 C, recorded in 1915, and in Penticton the previous record was 26.1 C, also recorded in 1915.

As of 4 p.m. Vernon was showing a temperature of 25.3 C, just above the 25 C record set in 1915.

All three Okanagan communities were among the dozen or so in the Southern Interior to set records yesterday, April 18, as well.

More records could still fall this week, with highs of 26 C to 30 C in the forecast and records in the mid- to high-teens.

Tank tops and shorts are common sight in Downtown Vernon this week.
Tank tops and shorts are common sight in Downtown Vernon this week.

— This story was updated at 4:11 p.m., April 19, 2016, to include Vernon's new record.


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