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Okanagan to enjoy a sunny and hot long weekend

Penticton beaches are filling up as temperatures climb again in the Okanagan.
July 31, 2015 - 8:49 AM

OKANAGAN - It looks like Mother Nature will be showing off again this weekend, with hot temperatures and lots of sun expected for the August long weekend.

Following highs in the low-30s Thursday, Environment Canada is calling for temperatures to reach 36 Celsius in Vernon and Kelowna today, July 31, and 34 C in Penticton. The rest of the long weekend is expected to be in the mid-30s as well, along with sunny skies.

While the mid-30s highs will be quite a bit higher than the seasonal normal high of 27 C, temperatures will likely fall shy of record temperatures this weekend.

According to Environment Canada, the average high temperature for the month through July 30 was 29.8 C in Vernon and 31.2 C in Kelowna and Penticton. With only one day left in the month, the highest temperature recorded by the weather office this July is 36.7 C in Vernon, 37.6 C in Kelowna and 37.5 C in Penticton.

If you are heading to the Shuswap this weekend expect temperatures in the 32 C to 35 C range while Kamloops will hit highs of 35 C through 37 C over the long weekend.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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