March 10, 2015 - 9:28 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - With temperatures reaching the high teens this week the spring-like weather we have been experiencing is leaving several new records in its wake.
According to Environment Canada temperatures of more than 18 Celsius Monday were enough to set new records in several communities including Kelowna, Summerland and Penticton. With a temperature of 18.1 C in both Penticton and Summerland, it surpassed the old records of 17.3 C and 16.6 C. Kelowna hit 18.6 C Monday, Nakusp reached 14.9 C, two degrees higher than the previous record and Lillooet hit 19.8 C.
With highs forecast to hit 17 C to 19 C throughout the region, we could be in another day of records in the Interior as well. Current records range from 15.2 C in Vernon to 20 C in Kamloops.
Castlegar, Creston, Warfield, Cranbrook, Sparwood and Williams Lake also set new records Monday.
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