June 06, 2016 - 7:18 AM
KAMLOOPS - A new high temperature record was set yesterday and the heat should stick around for at least a few more days before temperatures dip back into the 20s.
Environment Canada recorded new record temperatures in about 16 B.C. communities yesterday, June 6, and many of them were in the Southern Interior. In Kamloops the mercury topped out at 36 Celsius, a full degree higher than the previously recorded high of 35 C. Blue River, Clinton, Kelowna, Lytton, Merritt, Osoyoos, Princeton and Vernon also set new records.
The weather office is calling for a high of 35 C today, a bit below the record high of 36.1 C for June 6, and temperatures are expected to stay just above 30 C Tuesday and Wednesday as well. By Thursday the forecast high is expected to reach just 26 C and Friday will be even lower, with a high of 21 C forecast. The normal high for this time of year is 24 C.
Overnight lows will stay quite a bit above the seasonal normal low of 11 C for much of the week, with temperatures expected to dip to just 18 C to 20 C through Wednesday night. Thursday night is expected to be closer to the seasonal normal, with a low of 13 C forecast.
The sun is expected to join the heat again this week, with mainly sunshine expected today and tomorrow followed by a mix of sun and cloud the rest of the week. A chance of rain is expected for the weekend.
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