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Weekend heat too hot to handle for some festival goers

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July 02, 2013 - 5:19 PM

While no records were broken over the long weekend it was hot enough to keep crowd numbers down in the afternoon during Canada Day festivities.

Festivals Kelowna executive director Renata Mills says attendance was down during midday events yesterday, with bigger crowds coming out in the evening to cool off for the fireworks. 

Yesterday's temperature reached a high of 33.5 degrees celsius where the average daily maximum for June is 23.9 degrees celsius. According to Environment Canada the record temperature for June was set back in 1992 at 38 C.

During Saturday's Westside Daze parade and celebrations in West Kelowna temperatures peaked at 31.8 and on Friday the high was 24.8 C.

The weekend heat carried into today's weather, with the temperature rising just enough to reach 36 C. The heat is expected to continue through the week, with temperatures forecasted in the high 20's.

Up to date weather forecasts for Kelowna are available online at the Environment Canada weather centre.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at jwhittet@infotelnews.ca or call (250)718-0428.

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