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48 weather records fall!

It was another record-breaking weather day across B.C. and right here in the Okanagan.

Environment Canada tells Castanet that 48 records fell across the province and two of them were right here in the Okanagan.

Both Kelowna and Vernon broke the old warm weather mark for March 20th. Kelowna reached a high of 16.3 degrees breaking the old mark which was set 16.2, set back in 1988. Vernon broke a record that had stood for 104 years, coming in at 15.8 degrees just slightly higher than the old record of 15.6 which was set back in 1915. Penticton, which is typically warmer came in at 14.2 degrees a far cry from their record high which was 17.8 dating back to 1928.

Some of the other notable records that fell are Abbotsford clocked in at 24.7 and Agassiz came in at a whopping 25.8 degrees a very warm day for March.

Environment Canada says temperatures should remain above normal for one more day and then things will cool off slightly as we head into the weekend. Environment Canada Meteorologist, Alyssa Charbonneau says, "it looks like the major heat from yesterday will not repeat today. Look for clouds to start coming in on Friday and a 30 per cent chance of rain on Saturday in the Okanagan."


 



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