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Heat wave smashing high temperature records in Okanagan; Kamloops not far behind

Almost everywhere in the Thompson-Okanagan is reporting temperatures in the mid-30s this afternoon.
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June 02, 2021 - 3:53 PM

Think it’s a hot one in Kamloops and the Okanagan this afternoon? You’re absolutely right. The mercury is popping out of thermometers across the region today, June 2, with all three major Okanagan cities breaking warm temperature records.

Kamloops isn’t far behind, and will probably set a record later this afternoon.

Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan says unofficially, Kelowna is in record-setting territory this afternoon with a reported temperature of 35 Celsius, beating the previous high for June 2 of 34.5 C.

Vernon reported a temperature of 34.7 C, which breaks the previous record of 34.4 C set in 2007.

Penticton has already reported a temperature of 35 C which beats the old record of 33.9 C, set in 1961 and in 1970.

Kamloops has reported a temperature of 35.2 C so far this afternoon, just shy of the record of 35.6 C set in 1961.

Osoyoos is also in record territory, reporting a temperature of 35.1 C, which beats the old record for June 2 of 35 C set in 1970 and in 2007.

Castellan says to enjoy the heat while you can. The weekend forecast is calling for temperatures in the high teens and a 60 per cent chance of showers.

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