We can expect near record temperatures in the Cariboo this week.
Armel Castellan is a Meteorlogist with Environment Canada.
He says we can expect highs into the 30’s over the next few days.
Here, Castellan goes over some of the records…
“For Williams Lake today the record is 32.2 degrees in 1961, the 19th tomorrow is 30.7 degrees in 1982 and the 20th is 30.6 degrees in 1967. And then Quesnel, June 18th 35.6 in 1969, 33.3 on the 19th, that’s 1912 and again in 1912 on the 20th 34.4.”
Castellan says we are definitely well above normal though as the high is usually 23 degrees at this time of year with lows near 8.
He says lows tonight are expected to get down to just 12.
Castellan says a Special Weather Statement has been issued and that could turn into a heat warning…
“You do need to hit higher thresholds of 29 degrees two days in a row but also 14 degree minimums or higher, so because we are projecting 12, 13 degrees over the next couple of days, it could be you’re not quite reaching heat wanring criteria. However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, it could be very close because we are projecting 14 degree lows, so if the next model run shows the same thing, it very well might be possible to see a heat warning for the Cariboo there.”
Castellan says the temperatures will ease off a bit by Thursday and Friday down into the low 20’s, but then bounce back up to the mid 20’s by the weekend.