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Second rainiest Canada Day on record for Kamloops

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KAMLOOPS - If you thought Kamloops got an abnormal amount of rain for Canada Day long weekend, you're right.

Lisa Erven, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says this past July 1 was the second rainiest on record with 14.5 millimetres of rain falling. The first place record for daily rainfall was July 1, 1954, when 42.2 mm fell.

"The summer months tend to be the higher months in terms of precipitation," she says.

The total amount of rainfall since Friday morning, June 29, was 27.3 mm.

It was a different story in the Okanagan. Although it was still wet in some areas, most cities like Penticton, Vernon and Kelowna measured relatively low amounts of rainfall over the weekend.

The average amount of rain that falls in June in Kamloops is 37.4 mm, which includes July 1 and 2, while July has an average of 31.4 millimetres.

Although it was a wet Canada Day in Kamloops, festivities were still held all day at Riverside Park, and the City's firework show still went ahead.

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