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Record highs for Kamloops yesterday, thunderstorms possible today

Enjoying the beach in Kamloops during another day of record-breaking heat.
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April 21, 2016 - 7:31 AM

KAMLOOPS - As temperatures continue to rise well above seasonal normals another new record was set in Kamloops yesterday.

According to Environment Canada, Kamloops was one of roughly 30 communities to set a new high temperature record in B.C. yesterday, April 20. With a high of 29 Celsius, we just squeaked by the previous record of 28.9 C recorded in 1942.

Kamloops also set a record on Monday with a high of 30.5 C.

Today is expected to be a bit cooler, with a high of 24 C and a chance of rain and thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures are set to continue to cool over the weekend as a chance of showers persists through Sunday.

Other stations recording new record highs for April 20 include Clinton, 23.9 C, Kelowna, 27.9 C, Lytton, 30.7 C, Merritt, 29.2 C, Osoyoos, 29.8 C, and Vernon 28.1 C. The oldest records to fall were set in 1934 — there were several that old — and Squamish beat its old record of 22 C by 9.5 degrees, which was the biggest jump in records.

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