June 04, 2015 - 7:16 AM
NEAR RECORD HEAT UP NEXT
KAMLOOPS - With nearly 50 millimetres of rain falling within the first three days of June in Kamloops we have already surpassed the total rainfall for May by about 10 times.
According to Environment Canada, we saw just 5.2 mm of rain recorded at the airport for all of May but then on Tuesday, June 2, 17.7 mm of rain fell and then another 31.4 mm fell yesterday, June 3. Thursday morning more rain has already been falling and there’s a chance of showers all day.
With this much rain we have more than surpassed the seasonal normal precipitation level for all of June as well. The average rainfall for June in Kamloops is just 37.4 mm and the most rain that ever fell on a June day was in 1986 when 36.8 mm fell in one day.
After today we will be all sun through at least early next week and the forecast calls for temperatures to reach seasonal normals of 24 Celsius today and 29 C Friday. By Sunday temperatures will knock on record highs with a high of 35 C expected.
Kamloops has received most of the rain this week. Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton all saw about 25 mm of rain over the first three days of the month, about half of what each community normally sees during all of June. The rain will also end today through the Okanagan and Shuswap regions and will be followed by near-record temperatures in the mid-30s over the weekend.
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