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How's the weather? Kamloops leads the nation in this hot statistic

September 07, 2016 - 9:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - If it felt hot in Kamloops during the spring and summer, it was.

Residents who stuck around Kamloops for all of 2016 have experienced 42 days over the 30 C barrier, with the first back on April 18. The hottest day so far this year was 37.1 C, on July 22, according to Environment Canada.

That's the most days above 30 C in any Canadian city this year, according to the Weather Network, though southern Ontario has experienced a warm June, July and August as well, with Toronto recording 33 days over 30 C and Ottawa 25 over the three months. However, humidity wasn’t taken into account so it might have felt like 30 in those cities more often.

The country’s typical leader on the thermometer — Osoyoos — had the same number of days over 30 C as Kamloops, thanks to a hotter August.

Environment Canada meteorologist Ross McDonald says Kamloops was above average for June and August, which kept it on par with Osoyoos quite often, while in July there were fewer days over 30 C than average.

"We were above normal, is what the numbers say," he says.

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