Pineapple Express has Kamloops smashing temperature records

By James Peters
November 8, 2016 - 3:41pm Updated: November 8, 2016 - 6:44pm

KAMLOOPS — Environment Canada says Kamloops has smashed a temperature record for Tuesday, and is likely to do it again tomorrow.

Forecaster Ross MacDonald says the city hit 20.6 Celsius at 3:00 this afternoon, easily beating the previous November 8 record of 15.5 set in 1980.

MacDonald says another record is likely to fall tomorrow.

"We're going to go for certainly another warm day tomorrow," said MacDonald. "A little bit cooler than today - today was certainly going to be the warmest of the days. But yes, if we do achieve 17 degrees tomorrow, we'll be flirting again with another daytime record maximum being broken."

MacDonald says the air flowing into BC is coming from a Pineapple Express originating just north of Hawaii.

He notes temperatures will likely moderate into the low teens by the end of the week, but that is still well above seasonal norms.

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