Record-setting heat sweeps the Okanagan

Caylie Wilson with six-month-old Duke find a patch of shade in Vernon for a break from Monday's sun.

OKANAGAN - Hot weather records were broken across the Okanagan Monday.

Vernon shattered a 67-year record (32.2 Celsius in 1948) when the mercury blasted up to 32.6 C by 4 p.m. on Monday, June 8.

Penticton obliterated a 2003 record of 32.5 C as temperatures hit a whopping 36 C.

Meanwhile, Kelowna appears to be on the cusp of a record breaker. As of 4 p.m. Monday, the mercury was at 34.9 C, just shy of the current record, 35 C, set in 1931.

The weather is expected to remain hot and sunny for most of the week, becoming rainy on Friday.

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Dan Albas, member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla.
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