Coolest weekend of July over, sun and heat on the way for Okanagan

OKANAGAN - The weekend was much cooler than what we’ve seen so far this summer, but we will be back above seasonal normals by mid-week.

With temperatures only reaching the low- to mid-20s Friday through Sunday it was one of the coolest weekends we’ve seen in the past couple of months.

Temperatures did reach the seasonal normal high of 27 C in Penticton on Friday, but the rest of the region was in the low- to mid-20s Friday. In Vernon temperatures only hit the 21 C mark the rest of the weekend while Kelowna hit 22 C. Penticton was a bit warmer through the weekend with a high of 24.6 C on Saturday and 23.4 C on Sunday.

Environment Canada is calling for highs of  22 C to 24 C throughout the Okanagan today, July 27, and then 26 C on Tuesday. There is a chance of rain in Kelowna and Penticton Monday morning along with a mix of sun and cloud. The rest of the week will be in the low- to mid-30s and sunny.

The last weekend of July was cooler, but the average high temperature in July has been above the seasonal normal overall. In Vernon the average high temperature so far this month is 30 C while Kelowna is at 31.7 C and Penticton 31.4 C.

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