June 04, 2015 - 1:00 PM
NEAR RECORD HEAT ON THE WAY
OKANAGAN - While it has not been record-breaking, it has been very wet throughout the Okanagan this week, with an average of about 25 millimetres of rain falling in the first three days of June alone.
Heading just north of the Okanagan, Kamloops has received most of the rain this week, about 50 mm already, but Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton all saw about half of what each community normally sees during all of June already as well. Penticton normally receives about 46 mm of rain in June while Kelowna gets up to 49 mm and Vernon up to 59 mm.
On just Tuesday, June 2, Vernon received 17.4 mm of rain, well below the extreme daily record of 39.9 mm set in 1928, while Kelowna had 17.8 mm of rainfall on Tuesday, little more than half of the extreme daily rainfall record of 34.4 mm. Penticton, while originally under a rainfall warning for Tuesday, only received about 12 mm of rain on both Monday and Tuesday, well below the daily record of 33.5 mm.
After today we will be all sun through at least early next week. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement advising of a heat wave on the way and the forecast calls for temperatures to reach seasonal normals of about 20 Celsius today and 27 C Friday. By Sunday temperatures will knock on record highs with a high of 33 C expected.
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