Kamloops has always been a hot place in the summertime, so it's hard to break a temperature record in July.
But that's exactly what we did yesterday.
Environment Canada says the city hit 38.5°C yesterday, smashing a record of 37.2°C set 111 years ago.
Forecaster Matt MacDonald says we could break another long-standing record today.
"The current existing record is way back in 1906, and that is 35.6°C. I think we will likely be beating that one. Kamloops is a hot place, but this is particularly hot. Following a very dry June where we only picked up 3mm of rain, obviously this sets the stage for a developing drought," said MacDonald.
MacDonald advises residents to avoid the sun in the middle of the day, as a UV index of 8 out of 10 is predicted.
- Cache Creek 39.2 (previous record 37.8 in 1960)
- Castlegar 37.9 (previous record 37.2 in 1968)
- Clearwater 36.9 (previous record 35.6 in 1975)
- Clinton 30.2 (previous record 28.6 in 2015)
- Gibsons 27.3 (previous record 25.8 in 2015)
- Hope slide 29.7 (previous record 28.0 in 2015)
- Kamloops 38.5 (previous record 37.2 in 1906)
- Kelowna 37.3 (previous record 34.4 in 1968)
- Mackenzie 28.9 (previous record 28.3 in 2015)
- Merritt 35.7 (previous record 34.4 in 1975)
- Nakusp 35.4 (previous record 33.9 in 2007)
- Nelson 38.8 (previous record 35.0 in 1922)
- Osoyoos 37.8 (tied previous record 37.8 in 1968)
- Penticton 36.5 (previous record 34.4 in 1942)
- Prince George 30.6 (tied previous record 30.6 in 1920)
- Puntzi Mountain 32.0 (previous record 31.1 in 1975)
- Squamish 29.0 (previous record 28.5 in 2011)
- Vernon 36.9 (previous record 36.1 in 1906)
- Williams Lake 31.1 (previous record 30.0 in 1975)
- Warfield 39.7 (previous record 37.2 in 1968)
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