Okanagan about to be blasted with record heat

The beach is popular as temperatures heat up in the Okanagan.

OKANAGAN - It’s getting hot out there. Very hot. Possibly even record-breaking hot. So grab your sunscreen and hit the beach while Mother Nature kicks off summer with a bang.

Temperatures are forecast to reach as high as 39 Celsius this weekend in the Okanagan, and Environment Canada is calling for daily highs to stay in at least the mid-30s most days over the next week. Record high temperatures range from 35 C to 39 C over the next week.

Those temperatures will combine with sunshine most days, except Monday when temperatures will drop to a high of only 32 C and will be combined with some cloud and a chance of showers.

The normal high at this time of year is 25 C in the Okanagan.

The fire danger rating high currently sits at moderate to high throughout the region with it expected to increase to extreme in some areas over the next few days.

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