The fridged waters of Okanagan Lake on New Year’s Day weren’t that unbearble it turns out, according to Environment Canada.
During the Summerland Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1, the city hit an all-time daily temperature record of 10.1 C.
While in Kelowna at Tug Boat beach those splashing down for the Polar Bear Dip, experienced its second warmest New Year’s Day ever at a balmy 8.4 C.
That temperature is second only Kelowna’s New Years Day in 1997, when the temperature reached 9.0 C in the city.
— Daniel Taylor (@DanTaylorKCN) January 1, 2020
Meteorologist Bobby Sekhon said temperatures across the Central Okanagan are currently higher than average.
“Temperatures are quite a bit higher than normal for this time of year. The average high is -2 and the average low is -8 normally at this time for Kelowna,” said Sekhon.
“We’ve had warm temperatures and that warm trend will continue tomorrow when Kelowna is expected be around +3 C.”