Record high temperature in Penticton

Enjoying the warm temperatures at Rotary Park in Penticton this week.

OKANAGAN - The mercury continues to rise but a new record has already been set in one Okanagan community today.

Environment Canada was reporting a temperature of 21.5 Celsius in Penticton as of 4 p.m., April 1, high enough to break the previous record of 20.6 C set back in 1930.

At 20 C Vernon is currently a bit shy of the 22 C record set in 1994 while Kelowna is at 21.1 C, just below the 21.5 C record also set in 1994.

Kelowna missed setting a new record by 0.3 degrees Wednesday while Vernon fell just short yesterday. More than two dozen high temperatures records were broken across B.C. on March 30 and March 31.

The temperature is supposed to remain above normal this weekend, but will drop a few degrees from the warm weather we’ve been enjoying the past few days.

Temperatures in the high-teens and 20s this week have been ideal for lunches on Vernon patios.
Temperatures in the high-teens and 20s this week have been ideal for lunches on Vernon patios.

Enjoying the warm weather along the Kelowna waterfront.
Enjoying the warm weather along the Kelowna waterfront.

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