Temperatures yesterday (May 14) were well above the seasonal norm in the Cariboo but were they hot enough to set any records?
Trevor Smith, Meteorologist with Environment Canada said province wide there were 60 records set but none in our region, however we did come close.
“We just kind of missed records across the Cariboo by tenths of degrees. Williams Lake for example was just below 29 yesterday and the old record was 28.9 and Quesnel’s record yesterday was 32.8 and they missed that by a degree or so. We didn’t quite make records yesterday, today will probably be a similar story, Quesnel’s daily record for today (May 15) is 33, Williams Lake the record is 26.1 so that one could actually fall.”
Looking at the days ahead Smith noted we’ll continue to see temperatures in the upper 20’s and perhaps the low 30’s which are well above average in the Cariboo for this time in May.
“Into the weekend, possibly Sunday, we don’t see a cool down, maybe we’ll drop down to the low 20’s. I think some daily records could still fall for the rest of this week, probably not all time monthly records but it’s definitely going to be a fairly warm week coming up across the region.”