UPDATE: New high temperature records set in the Okanagan today

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OKANAGAN - Okanagan communities have already set a new high temperature record for today.

Environment Canada is reporting a temperature of 25.3 Celsius as of 3 p.m. in Vernon, edging out the previous record of 25 C recorded in 1962.

By 4 p.m. Penticton also had a record-setting temperature, with the mercury sitting at 26.8 C as of 4 p.m., just above the record of 26.7 C, also set in 1962. At 25.5 C as of 4 p.m., Kelowna still has a bit to go before hitting the current record of 26.1 C.

More records could fall in the upcoming days as well, with temperatures expected to reach the mid- to high-20s all week.

— This story was updated at 4:12 p.m., April 18, 2016, with new temperatures.


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