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June rains expected to continue into the weekend in the Okanagan

June 23, 2020 - 2:03 PM

Okanagan residents are facing another week of constantly changing weather conditions.

Residents can expect more showers this week, with three days of clouds and showers expected over - you guessed it - the upcoming weekend.

Temperatures are on a bit of a roller coaster ride this week as well, with daily highs fluctuating between 21 Celsius and 30 C.

Still, Okanagan conditions aren’t as extreme this week as they are in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, which hit 38 C on Saturday, June 21. The town is located above the Arctic Circle and is recognized by Guinness World Records for having the most extreme temperature range, with a low of -68 C to a previous high of 37.2 C, until Saturday’s new record high, according to an Associated Press report.

The Environment Canada forecast calls for a mainly cloudy skies in the Okanagan today, with a chance of showers, a gust west wind and a high of 27 C in Vernon and Kelowna, and a high of 30 C in Penticton. There is a chance of showers this evening with the low dipping to around 15 C overnight.

More clouds and showers are expected tomorrow with a risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Parts of the valley could see five to 10 millimetres of rain. Winds should become northwest at 30 km/h in the afternoon, with the daytime high expected to reach 23 C along with an overnight low of 13 C.

The sun returns briefly on Thursday, bringing a high of 28 C and a low of 13 C.

The last weekend in June looks like it will be damp, with the forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday calling for cloudy and showery conditions, starting with a 40 per cent chance of showers on Friday, with a high of 26 C and a low of 13 C.

The weather office is calling for a cloudy day on Friday with a 40 per cent chance of showers, a high of 26 C and a low of 13 C.

On Saturday and Sunday, there's a 60 per cent probability of showers both during the day and overnight with highs of around 21 C and lows of around 14 C.

Normal temperatures at this time of year in the Okanagan are highs of 25 C and lows of 11 C.

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