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Kamloops brings the heat, sets new weather record

Families take advantage of the record-breaking weather to enjoy Riverside Park Friday, March 27.
March 27, 2015 - 5:42 PM

KAMLOOPS - With temperatures soaring above 22 Celsius, it’s a new high temperature record for March 27 in Kamloops.

By 4:45 p.m., Environment Canada was reporting temperatures of 22.6 C. The previously recorded high was 21.1 C in 1930. According to the weather office, temperatures will remain at or just above seasonal normals of 14 C over the weekend with overnight temperatures remaining above normals as well.

When students return to school next week, temperatures should range from 14 C to 16 C.

Expect a mix of sun and cloud through Monday and winds in the range of 30 kilometres per hour gusting to 50 km/h on Saturday.

While the weather has been balmy and dry the last couple of days here in Kamloops, more than 40 centimetres of snow has fallen at Sun Peaks and avalanche risk in many of the surrounding alpine and treeline levels is considered high.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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