A ridge of high pressure will be settling over the Cariboo region later this week bringing with it the hottest weather of the year so far.
Meteorologist with Environment Canada, Bobby Sekhon, said temperatures this weekend will exceed the normal average by 10 to 15 degrees which could possibly set some records.
“This is quite hot for this time of year and with temperatures getting to 30-32 degrees this weekend and into early next week, the records are kind of in the low 30’s so definitely we’ll be flirting with records.”
Sekhon said the average high for this time of year is about 18 degrees.
“This is pretty uncommon to see these temperatures this early. Last year in contrast we really didn’t see summer weather until late June, Early July, a big change from last year.”
Sekhon added it’s looking like the Cariboo will be seeing much precipitation at all for at least another week or so.
“Eventually when the ridge of high pressure breaks down it’s often accompanied by thunderstorms and showers but right now we’re not seeing a lot of precipitation in the weather models looking forward,” Sekhon said.