Not record hot, but definitely hotter than normal.
That’s how Environment Canada’s Doug Lundquist describes the temperatures in the Cariboo over the next four days.
He says highs are forecasted to be in the 30 to 32 degree range through Monday.
The normal for this time of year is a high of 27.
The record for Quesnel today though is 35.3 set back in 1998 while the record in Williams Lake for July 27th is 34.2 in 1998.
Lundquist says the real story is how long these hot temperatures are lasting…
“It’s already been hot a couple of days and it’s going to continue out through Monday with highs around 30 or more so i think that to me is more interesting. Usually in the summer we get a few days in the 30’s and then it drops off night.”
Lundquist says the weekend will feel particularly hot as overnight lows are expected to creep up as well into the 15 to 16 degree range.
He says the hot weather will continue until Wednesday…
“We’re forecasting Wednesday a chance of showers and 22 so that’ll feel really cool after what we’ve gone through. And it looks like there is a bit of a system moving through the Central Interior the middle of next week. That could, if it heads the right direction give us a decent amount of rain to help wet things down and cool things off.”