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More records set as heat blasts the Okanagan

With a brand new hair cut for summer, Odin takes his owner Darren Bradley for a walk through Justice Park in Vernon in the record heat yesterday, June 6, 2016.
June 07, 2016 - 7:05 AM

OKANAGAN - Another day, another round of records set in the Okanagan as a heat wave continues with temperatures soaring into the mid- to high-30s.

Environment Canada is reporting roughly another 16 new weather records for Monday, June 6, with Kelowna, Osoyoos, Penticton and Vernon all cracking the list this time. Kelowna, Osoyoos and Vernon each set new records Sunday, June 5 as well. 

Vernon and Kelowna had both set a new record by 2 p.m. yesterday and by the end of the day had recorded highs of 35.5 Celsius and 36 C. In Vernon the previous record was 33.9 C and in Kelowna the previous record was 34.4 C, both recorded by the weather office in 1970.

Penticton fell short of a record Sunday but with a high of 37.2 C yesterday easily surpassed the previous record of 35 C.

Today a high of 33 C to 34 C is expected throughout the region. Record temperatures for June 7 vary from 34.4 C to 35 C.

The weather office is forecasting a high of 28 C for tomorrow, and temperature highs will continue to drop through to the weekend. The air could cool off even more with a chance of rain expected Wednesday and then showers Friday night through Saturday.

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