Kamloops says goodbye to June with a heat wave

The water park at Albert McGowan Park was busy this weekend, as temperatures reached 30 Celsius Sunday, June 26, 2016.

KAMLOOPS - Every year Canada Day seems to bring the heat and this year is no different with highs in the 30s expected all week.

Environment Canada is calling for a high of 32 Celsius today, June 27, followed by highs of 33 C to 36 C the rest of the week. Canada Day is not currently forecast to be the hottest day of the week but at 34 C is not far off the mark. The normal seasonal high for this time of year is 27 C.

With low temperatures of 17 C or 18 C forecast, overnight lows should remain above the normal seasonal low of 13 C as well.

Along with the heat will be mostly sunshine this week, though today a mix of cloud is also expected, along with a chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm this evening and overnight.

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