July 04, 2015 - 10:30 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - If you thought it was hot yesterday, you were right.
Many communities in the province set new high temperature records yesterday, July 3, including several in the Okanagan.
According to Environment Canada, Penticton, Summerland and Osoyoos all squeaked in new records yesterday. At 36.9 Celsius, Penticton broke a record set back in 1922 by just 0.2 degrees while Summerland, at 37.4 C, also just beat a record set in 1942 by 0.2 degrees. Osoyoos broke a 14-year-old record by a full degree, hitting 38.4 C Friday.
In Vernon, temperatures reached 34.3 C Friday, July 3, well shy of the 37.2 C record set in 1922 while Kelowna, at 35.3 C, fell shy of the 38.9 C record set in 1924. Kamloops was also well shy of beating the 40 C record, hitting just 34.5 C Friday.
Today, July 4, highs are expected to reach the low-30s throughout the region, well below records ranging from 36.7 C to 38.3 C. Sunday will be a bit warmer, but still shy of records that range from 37.2 C to 40 C.
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