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More high temperature records broken in the Okanagan

It's been great weather for taking the dog for dip this week as Okanagan temperature records were shattered for a third straight day.
August 19, 2020 - 8:28 AM

More daily high temperature records fell for the third straight day in the Okanagan, as a strong high pressure system continues to dominate the region.

Environment Canada meteorologist Gregg Walters says Vernon, Kelowna, Summerland and Penticton set new daily high records yesterday, Aug. 18.

Vernon reached a high of 35.9 Celsius, breaking the previous record of 35.5 C in 2010.

Kelowna reached a high of 37 C yesterday, beating the previous record high for Aug.18 of 36.7 C, set in 1967.

Summerland’s high of 37.1 C topped that community’s previous record high of 36.7 C, also set in 1967.

Penticton baked in 37.5 C heat yesterday, beating the old record of 35.5 C, also set in 1967.

Firefighters working the Mount Christie wildfire near Penticton will have to wait until Friday for showers in the forecast. Walters says more sun is forecast today with a high of 32 C, and temperatures cooling to 28 C on Thursday.

Showers are anticipated Friday with a high of 27 C expected.


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