Inversion in the forecast

November in Penticton was slightly warmer and wetter than usual.

According to Environment Canada, 46 millimetres of rain fell in Penticton in November and the average temperature was 4.0 degrees, compared to the respective averages of 28 mm and 3.2 degrees.

The precipitation last month is significant, considering 14.2 mm was recorded in October and 9.6 mm fell in September, after no recorded precipitation in August or July. 

Meteorologist Doug Lundquist said while the temperature average of 4.0 was close to normal for November, that average was met thanks to colder-than-normal conditions early in the month and warmer-than-normal weather in the latter-half.

"Even though we didn't have any record-highs in the month and we had a couple of record-lows, we were still almost a degree above average for temperature," he said.

Looking ahead, Lundquist said a strong ridge of high-pressure will be prevalent in Penticton, which should result in low valley clouds and. Higher elevations, such as Apex Mountain, will likely be poking into the sun when that happens.

"The valley will be cool, but as soon as you get above that fog layer, it might even be warmer on some of the mountain sides than some of the valley bottoms." 

Lundquist said that weather trend should last about five days.

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