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Marcus Barrajon keeps cool while playing at the Spirit Square next to City Hall Thursday morning during an outing with Mis Amiguitos family daycare. - Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star
Marcus Barrajon keeps cool while playing at the Spirit Square next to City Hall Thursday morning during an outing with Mis Amiguitos family daycare.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

Vernon residents are finally enjoying record-breaking weather.

Following the drawn-out cool spring, summer proved to be a hot one in August and September.

In fact Thursday’s high of 32.1 C was the hottest its been since the early 1900s for Sept. 8. The mark easily beat 30.7 in 2006.

Following a sun-packed weekend, it’s likely even more records could melt away.

“We could have a crack at a couple more days here on the weekend,” said Doug Lundquist, Environment Canada meteorologist.

The normal highs for this time of year are 22, with lows around 8.

“There’s a very high probability that we’ll be around or above normal to (Sept.) 23rd,” said Lundquist.

The forecast for today is 29, followed by 30 on Monday, 27 for Tuesday and then temperatures are expected to drop down to the mid to low 20s for the remainder of the week.

“It’s still pretty decent for this time of year,” said Lundquist.

Yet as fall prepares to settle in, and the dark of evening gets longer, Lundquist warns that temperatures will begin to drop.

“Every day it’s harder and harder to warm up.”

Cooler mornings and evenings are becoming a norm, but vary greatly depending on where you live.

“There can be a massive difference from one neighbourhood to another,” said Lundquist, as lakeside residents may still find their homes warm at night while those under the mountain’s shade are digging out their sweaters. “Every house is different.”

With that in mind he urges residents to take advantage of the sunshine while it’s here.

“I hate to remind people of this but in just two months it could snow. It’s just hard to believe.”

 

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