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Summer-like weather to continue into September in Kamloops, Okanagan: Environment Canada

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September 02, 2021 - 1:05 PM

While there has been some cool and damp days in the last couple of weeks, it’s warming up again in the Okanagan and Kamoops.

Temperatures could reach 30 Celsius in Kamloops on Tuesday, the day thousands of students return to school.

“It’s looking like a pleasant week ahead but maybe not great from the wildfire perspective,” Environment Canada meteorologist Bobby Sekhon told iNFOnews.ca today, Sept. 2.

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Last week, the forecast was calling for a 60 per cent chance of showers on Sunday but that’s not likely to happen as a high pressure system builds over the region.

Tuesday is expected to be the warmest day next week with temperatures in the high 20s for the Okanagan and maybe hitting 30 C in Kamloops. Normal high temperatures for this time of year are in the mid-20s.

It’s not unusual for summer weather to continue into the first half of September, but it’s not likely to carry on into the second half, Sekhon said.

While the warm dry weather is not good news for those fighting wildfires, on the positive side the high pressure system is not likely to bring much wind with it. The exception may be gusts of up to 60 km/hr in Kamloops on Saturday, Sekhon said

While meteorologists never like to forecast too far into the future, it is looking like the high pressure system will start to break down on Wednesday, Sekhon said. That will bring cooler temperatures but also a greater chance of wind.


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