May 11, 2013 - 8:42 AM
For the third time in five days Kamloops has broken the record high temperature, this time with a high of 32 C.
The previous record high for May 10 was 28.9 degrees in 1969. By 3 p.m. temperatures in Kamloops had soared to above 30 degrees. 15 other Interior locations also broke or tied record high temperatures Friday including Clinton, Kelowna, Lillooet, Quesnel and Vernon. Osoyoos had the biggest jump, beating the former high of 28.3 by 5.1 degrees.
Enivronment Canada expects the high today to reach 30 degrees with a high UV index rating, meaning extra precautions should be taken if you plan on being outside for any period of time. The record high for May 11 is 30.6 degrees, set 42 years ago.
Temperatures will begin to cool down Sunday as we drop below the 30 degree mark as a high. Sunday is forecast for a high of 24 degrees while Monday is expected to see 21 degrees, which is the normal high temperature at this time of year.
The cooler temperatures should help crews clean up the remaining wildfires in the interior. The Spatsum Creek fire, which began April 27 at 100 hectares and grew to 240 hectares earlier this week, is now 75 per cent contained while three other fires that began this week are in the mop-up stage.
Kamloops also broke record high temperatures on Monday and Thursday.
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