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New high temperature records set in Vernon and Kelowna Monday

Byron the golden retriever cools off in Okanagan Lake in record-breaking heat Monday, June 6, 2016.
June 06, 2016 - 2:18 PM

OKANAGAN - It’s only the middle of the afternoon, but another high temperature record has already been set in Vernon and Kelowna.

In Vernon Environment Canada was showing a temperature of 34.3 Celsius as of 2 p.m. today, June 6, enough to beat the 33.9 C record recorded by the weather office in 1970.

In Kelowna the weather office recorded a temperature of 34.9 C at 2 p.m., beating the 34.4 C recorded in 1970.

Further south, Penticton was just shy of the 35 C record as of 2 p.m.

Environment Canada is calling for a high of 36 C throughout the valley today and with a high of 34 C forecast for tomorrow, we could see more new records tomorrow as well. A high of 31 C is expected Wednesday, followed by a high of 28 C and cloud cover Friday.

Yesterday, Vernon and Kelowna both set new records with a high of 35 C. Blue River, Clinton, Kamloops, Lytton, Merritt, Osoyoos and Princeton also set new records Sunday, June 5.

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