Record breaking heat
Sep 14, 2013 / 3:48 pm
It's been a hot weekend in the Okanagan so far, especially for mid-September.
On Friday, the majority of cities in the area, including Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Princeton, Summerland and Salmon Arm, all set heat records that go back as far as 1926.
Kelowna’s temperature reached 30.7 C on Friday, beating the 2002 record by almost two degrees. Parts of Vernon got as hot as 30.8 C, one degree warmer than the 29.7 C reached on the same day in 2002.
In the South Okanagan, Penticton’s highest temperature on Friday was 28.9 C which also broke the 1926 record of 27.2 C.
Sunday is expected to be almost as warm, with the heat wave coming to an end with the weekend.
For up to date weather information, visit Castanet's Weather page.
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