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Canada Day 2020 was the coldest in decades

July 02, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Canada Day 2020 was the coldest July 1 across most of the Interior in decades.

With temperatures across the region hovering in the mid-teens on a rather soggy Canada Day, statistics from Environment Canada show July 1 was the coldest in over 40 years for many parts of the Interior.

Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon had the coldest Canada Day since 1979. The temperature in Kelowna reached 16.8 C, the coldest it's been in 41 years when Canada Day 1979 reached just 15.3 C. Kamloops managed a high of 15.3 C, a temperature not seen since 1979 when it also only reached 15.3 C on July 1. Records for Kamloops going back to 1951 do not show a colder Canada Day.

Vernon saw a high of 15.1 C, its coldest Canada day since 1979 when the temperature reached a high of just 12 C.

Yesterday's hotspot was Penticton which managed a high of 19.9 C on July 1, this coldest it's been in the city on Canada Day since 1992 when the temperature reached 19.2 C.

Luckily things are looking up, with weekend temperatures set to be in the mid-twenties this coming weekend.

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