It started slowly but this summer turned out to be one of the hottest the Okanagan’s ever seen.
Global Okanagan meteorologist Peter Quinlan said that Kelowna, B.C., had its fourth-warmest summer with average temperatures trending 2.5 C warmer than normal.
It was the ninth warmest in Penticton and the fifth warmest in Vernon. Last year was the hottest summer on record.
Quinlan said that Kelowna received 105.8 mm of rain in meteorological summer, which spans June, July and August, and that is 96 per cent of the normal amount of 109.7 mm.
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“So, pretty close to average rain this summer,” Quinlan said.