Kamloops experiencing a December weather 'heat wave'

By Chad Harris
December 8, 2015 - 2:04pm Updated: December 9, 2015 - 12:29pm

KAMLOOPS — It may be the middle of December, but despite the dreary conditions outside, Kamloops is actually experiencing a 'heat wave'.

Generally heat waves are associated with summer months, but the definition is five days in a row of temperatures at least 5°C degrees above normal.

The average daytime high in Kamloops for this time of year is about +1°C and Environment Canada's Doug Lundquist says this stretch qualifies us for an official warm spell. 

"They're not that uncommon in our neighbourhood in the Winter, I think they are more common in the Winter than a heat wave would be in the Summer," said Lundquist, adding Kamloops will see another very mild day tomorrow (December 9th), before returning to more seasonal temperatures as we head toward the end of the week.

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High temperatures for the last 5 days:
December 7th ~ 9.5°C
December 6th ~ 7.5°C
December 5th ~ 6.7°C
December 4th ~ 8.5°C
December 3rd ~ 7.7°C
Normal temperature for the last 5 days: +1°C

BC's hot spot on Tuesday was Hope at 16.2°C, which was also the Canadian high.


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