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Heat advisories continue in Kamloops and Okanagan; cooler weather in forecast


Special weather statements were issued again today, June 27 for the South Thompson and Okanagan regions.

The advisories were first issued last Wednesday.

“The B.C. Interior is experiencing its first stretch of well-above average temperatures,” the advisory says. “Daytime highs will reach the low to mid 30s today. With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat related illness increases. Freezing levels rise throughout this event and will lead to an increase in snowmelt and snowpack instability. Increased stream flows due to run-off are possible.”

Flood watches continue for the North and South Thompson rivers.

Riverside Park in Kamloops was flooded on the weekend and high water there may continue for some time.

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A streamflow advisory for Kelowna’s Mission Creek, first issued on June 19, also continues.

Temperatures are forecast to hit 35 Celsius in Kamloops and Penticton today, 33 C in Kelowna and Vernon.

Those temperatures are expected to drop a bit as the week continues with highs in Kamloops of 28 C tomorrow with a 40% chance of showers then dropping to 25 C on Wednesday.

The rest of the week should be mostly sunny with highs around 30 C.

For the Okanagan, the daily high temperatures are forecast to drop to 27 C in Penticton and Kelowna tomorrow and 26 C in Vernon. There’s a 60% chance of showers throughout the region on Tuesday.

Temperatures are expected to fall to highs of 23 C on Wednesday before climbing back to 30 C later in the week.

Normal high temperatures for this time of year are 25 C in the Okanagan and 27 C in Kamloops.

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