September 13, 2013 - 8:30 AM
KAMLOOPS – We reached a balmy 32.5 C yesterday, making Kamloops one of the hottest cities in the province and one of 17 communities to set a new daily record high temperature for Sept. 12.
The previous record in Kamloops was 32.2 C, set in 1943. Burns Lake saw the biggest jump at 29.3 C yesterday, breaking the previous record by 3.8 C. Most record breaking communities were north of Kamloops, including Clinton at 30.6 C and Blue River at 30 C, while several coastal cities also set new high temperature records.
Continued high temperatures today through Sunday could see more records fall before temperatures settle back down to normal, in the range of 22 C early next week.
Environment Canada is calling for a high of 32 C today while the record high for Sept. 13 is 31.7 C, set in 1960. Saturday is expected to reach 32 C and Sunday should reach 31 C.
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