UPDATE: New weather records for Okanagan

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OKANAGAN - The day isn’t even over but new high temperature records were set in Kelowna and Vernon by 4 p.m. and Penticton was just behind with a record set by 5 p.m.

As of 4 p.m. Environment Canada was showing the temperature in Vernon as 35.6 Celsius, just enough to beat the 35.5 C record set in 1985.

In Kelowna, a temperature of 36.2 C at 4 p.m. was also enough for a new record, just inching past the 36 C record also set in 1985.

By 5 p.m. Penticton was sitting at 36.2 C, just above of the 36 C record set in 1985.

Tomorrow could be another record day, with temperatures expected to reach 36 to 38 C throughout the region.

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— This story was updated at 5:24 p.m., July 8, 2015, with the Penticton record.

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