It was a record-breaking weekend for temperatures in the Cariboo.
Alyssa Charbonneau Meteorologist with Environment Canada said on Saturday there were maximum daily temperature records set in both Williams Lake and Quesnel
“20.1 degrees in Williams Lake which is above the previous record of 20 degrees set in 1961. Quesnel made it to 20.2 higher than the previous record of 20 degrees which was set in 1963.” Charbonneau said, “Then again on Sunday Clinton was 18.4 degrees which was quite a bit warmer than the previous record of 16.1 set in 2002 and Williams Lake broke a record as well at 21.7 degrees, warmer than 19.5 which was a previous record from 2015.”
Charbonneau added after what seems like an endless summer there is a shift in the weather pattern towards the end of the week with temperatures falling to highs in the single digits which will be below normal for this time of year.
“I would say it’s normal for this time of year to see the temperatures and showers we’re expecting,” Charbonneau said, “the normal temperature for Williams Lake, the high is around 10 degrees and a low around minus 1. Going into the weekend we’re looking at highs of 5 to 7 degrees.”