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Record heat in the Okanagan

June 29, 2015 - 8:37 AM

OKANAGAN - Several Okanagan cities were among the 30 communities to set a new high temperature record in the province on Sunday.

With a high of 39.3 C on Sunday, June 28, Vernon was one of the hottest Okanagan communities, surpassing a former high temperature record of 35.4 C. With a high of 38.7 C Kelowna also had no problem beating the former record and even Penticton flew by its former record by 1.5 degrees, setting a new record of 36.4 C for June 28.

Saturday also saw new records set in the Okanagan and while Environment Canada is calling for temperatures to remain in the 30s this week the new records set on the weekend will likely be the only ones set this week.

Princeton, Nakusp, Lytton, Kamloops and Blue River were also among the record-setting communities Sunday. Bella Bella had the biggest jump though, setting a new record of 29.6 C, well above the previous record of 23.4 C set nearly 40 years ago.

While several 100-year-old plus records fell this weekend, the oldest record to fall on Sunday was in Lillooet, where an 1881 record of 37.5 C was beat by just 1.8 degrees Sunday.

Temperatures will cool down in Okanagan today, with highs expected to only reach the low- to mid-20s, and will be accompanied by a chance of showers or thunderstorms throughout the day. By Tuesday temperatures are expected to again be in the 30s along with a bright sunny sky.

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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