Tuesday was a record-breaking day for heat in Vernon.
Environment Canada meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau confirmed yesterday was the hottest Sept. 27 on record in Vernon with a temperature of 27.3 C. The previous high was 26.1 set in 1967.
Summer appears to be hanging on with temperatures above the seasonal average across the southern Interior, and the warmth is expected to continue into October.
“While temperatures have cooled off a little bit from yesterday we are still expecting warmer than normal temperatures to continue right through the week and even into the beginning of next week,” Charbonneau said.
The meteorologist said a strong ridge of high pressure is sitting over B.C., warming Vernon’s usual average high of 16 for this time of year.
“It’s basically extended our summer weather right into the beginning part of fall,” Charbonneau said. “Normally as we get into the fall weather we start to get into a more active storm track and we just haven’t had that happen yet, so this ridge has been persistent and it’s just been bringing us quite a bit of warm, sunny weather.”