Account Login/Registration

Access KamloopsBCNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Kamloops surpasses 47°C as all-time temperature record shattered again

For the third consecutive day, Kamloops saw temperatures that it’s never seen before in recorded history.

Environment Canada says that Kamloops hit 47.3°C on Tuesday, which eclipsed the all-time temperature record by 1.5°C.

That record of 45.8°C was set 24 hours earlier, while the previous record was set 24 hours prior to that.

It means the last three days were the hottest ever recorded in Kamloops.


In fact, the 47.3°C and 45.8°C from the last two days were hotter than any recorded day in Canadian history before Sunday, when Lytton broke the country’s 84-year-old temperature record of 45.0°C.

Of course, Tuesday's temperature was also a daily record for Kamloops, as it beat the previous record of 39.2°C in 2008 by more than eight degrees.

While daily temperatures could continue to fall in Kamloops over the coming days and weeks, the benchmark of 47.3°C will almost certainly stand for a while.

Today is the final day with a high above 40°C, with temperatures expected to drop into the 30s on Thursday.



Send your comments, news tips, typos, letter to the editor, photos and videos to [email protected].




weather-icon
Sun
25℃

weather-icon
Mon
25℃

weather-icon
Tue
29℃

weather-icon
Wed
25℃

weather-icon
Thu
21℃

weather-icon
Fri
26℃
current feed webcam icon

Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin
Follow Our Newsletter
Privacy Policy