Fall heat wave breaks Kamloops weather record

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KAMLOOPS - A high temperature record was broken in Kamloops yesterday.

Environment Canada says the mercury climbed to 21.5 Celsius in Kamloops Tuesday, Nov. 9, more than seven degrees warmer than the previous record, which stood for nearly 50 years. In 1958, the city hit 14.4 C, according to Environment Canada, which keeps records back to 1951.

While it’s the first heat record set this month, Kamloops has been consistently warm, with three days in November above 19 C.

Things are expected to cool off though. While today's forecast high is 18 C, temperatures are trending downwards over the next seven days, with an expected high of 9 C on Monday.

It has been a warm year in Kamloops with a nation-leading 42 days above 30 C.

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