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More temperature records fall in the Okanagan

It was another great day to be near the water in the Okanagan yesterday, Aug.17, 2020,as new high temperature records were set in Penticton, Summerland and Kelowna.
August 18, 2020 - 9:10 AM

The Okanagan continued to sizzle yesterday as three more high temperature records were set in the valley.

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says Penticton, Summerland and Kelowna all set new daily high records for Aug. 17.

In Penticton, the mercury climbed to 37.4 Celsius, breaking the old record high of 35.6 C, set in 1917, with records going back to 1907.

Summerland set a new high of 38.3 C, breaking the old record of 35.6 C, again set in 1917.

Summerland’s records also go back to 1907.

In Kelowna, the mercury topped out at 38.4 C, beating the old high of 35.6 C set in 1967.

Kelowna’s records go back to 1899.

Temperatures are expected to ease over the next couple of days, with highs expected in the upper 20s by Thursday for Kamloops and the Okanagan.

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