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Okanagan set to break record temperatures this week

Record weather is on tap for the Okanagan this week.
August 10, 2015 - 9:48 AM

OKANAGAN - Grab your sunscreen, hat and a cool drink, we have a hot, sunny and likely record-breaking week ahead of us in the Okanagan.

Temperatures soared above the 30 Celsius mark over the weekend, well above the 27 C seasonal normal high for this time of year, but we can expect things to get even hotter this week with highs forecast to reach up to 37 C throughout the region.

Environment Canada is calling for a high in the low-30s today, Aug. 10, throughout the Okanagan while Tuesday is expected to reach 34 C. Wednesday will be the day most likely to break records, with a high of 37 C forecast. Thursday temperatures will again be in the mid-30s but will drop dramatically on Friday, when the high is expected to be just 21 C.

By this afternoon the clouds will break and we can expect sunny skies through Thursday. On Friday the weather office is calling for cloudy skies and a 70 per cent chance of showers.

In the South Okanagan winds gusting up to 40 kilometres per hour are expected this afternoon as well, but will become light in the evening.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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