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Princeton records hottest June 1 in 128 years

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June 02, 2021 - 9:50 AM

High temperature records fell in several communities in the southern Interior yesterday, including Princeton, which saw the warmest June 1 in 128 years.

Princeton reached 32.7 C yesterday, which was the warmest ever for that community. The previous record high for June 1 was 31.7 C, set in 1937.

Environment Canada says Clinton reached a high of 28.2 Celsius, breaking the old record for June 1 of 27.2 C set in 2007.

Lytton reached a high of 35.2 C breaking the old record of 35 C, set in in 1961.

Merritt also saw a new high temperature for June 1 at 32.8 C, breaking the old record of 32.2 C set in 1970.

Clinton records date back to 1974, Lytton's to 1921, and Merritt's to 1918. Princeton records go back to 1893.

Today is expected to be the warmest day in the current heat wave, with a high of 33 C expected in Kamloops and Penticton, and highs of 32 C in Kelowna and Vernon.


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