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New high temperature records set for Penticton and Osoyoos

Temperatures were comfortably warm in Osoyoos and Penticton yesterday as new high temperatures were set in both cities, according to data from Environment Canada.
March 04, 2020 - 7:50 AM

If you thought yesterday’s weather felt more like summer than winter in the south and central Okanagan, you were right.

According to data from Environment Canada, new high temperature records were set in Penticton and Osoyoos yesterday, March 3.

Penticton reached a high of 16.1 Celsius, breaking the old record of 15.2 C, set in 2005.

Osoyoos reached a high of 16.7 C, breaking the old high of 16.1 C, set in 2005.

That temperature made it the warmest place in Canada yesterday, according to Environment Canada meteorologist Jonathan Bau.

Kelowna reached a high of 14 C, just shy of the record set in 1905 of 14.4 C.

Vernon reached a high of 11.3 C yesterday, not quite reaching the record of 13.2, set in 2005, while Kamloops also fell short of the record for that city with a high yesterday of 13 C, 3 degrees short of the record high of 16 C for March 3.

Today's forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies in Kamloops and Penticton, with highs of 8 C and 9 C respectively. Vernon and Kelowna have a 30 per cent chance of rain or flurries, with both cities expected to reach a high of 8 C. Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops could also see some flurries overnight tonight.

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