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Spring heat set to break records in the Okanagan

Okanagan sunflowers on Knox Mountain in Kelowna.
April 18, 2016 - 8:49 AM

OKANAGAN - Summer-like weather will continue in the Okanagan and could result in several new high temperature records this week.

Environment Canada is calling for highs of 24 Celsius to 29 C throughout the valley this week, which could be enough to set a few new weather records. A high of 27 C is expected today, April 18, followed by a high of 29 C tomorrow, 28 C Wednesday, 24 C Thursday and then 25 C on Friday.

Record high temperatures for April 18 to 21 range from 25 C to 27.8 C in Vernon, 23.9 C to 26.7 C in Kelowna and 26.1 C to 28.3 C in Penticton. The seasonal normal high temperature for the Okanagan at this time of year is 16 C.

Overnight lows are also expected to remain above the seasonal normal low of 4 C, with temperatures expected to dip to between 7 C and 10 C this week.

Expect sunny skies to accompany the heat Monday through Wednesday, followed by a mix of sun and cloud the rest of the week and a chance of showers Thursday. Winds gusting up to 40 kilometres per hour are expected in Penticton Monday afternoon.

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