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Temperature records continue to be broken in Southern Interior

Interior residents in B.C. can expect to see warm and dry weather this month.

Two temperature records were broken earlier this week in the Southern Interior. Vernon reached a new record of 27.3 C, Sept. 28, beating out the old record set in 1967 of 26.1 C, said Environment Canada meteorologist Yimei Li.

The Cache Creek area near Ashcroft also saw a new record set yesterday, Sept. 30, with 28.6 C. The old record was set in 1947 with 26.1 C.

“It’s been a pretty dry and warm September and into early October is still warm and dry,” Li said. 

“Some localized areas could be breaking records, however, we do have some mid-20s to even high-20s records for October as well, so I wouldn’t say there will be widespread record-breaking temperatures but it’s definitely pretty warm and dry for this time of the year."

While Oct. 1 means winter tire requirements are now in effect for drivers along B.C. highways, there’s no expectation there will be precipitation on highways in the Interior at higher elevations for at least another week, she said.

READ MORE: Kamloops, Okanagan drivers have less than one week to get their winter tires on

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