Mid-June heat wave

People hang out at the beach at Tugboat Bay in Waterfront Park in this file photo from July 2017. Temperatures Wednesday in Kelowna will top 30 C.

A 116-year-old temperature record could be eclipsed in Kelowna on Wednesday.

The Okanagan will sizzle in a late-spring heat wave this week thanks to a strong ridge of high pressure.

“We’ll be getting close to record temperatures, but we’ll have to see exactly how things play out,” Environment Canada meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau said Sunday.

“Wednesday should see peak conditions with things turning a bit more moderate, but still above normal, by the weekend,” Charbonneau said.

Tuesday’s outlook is for 27 C and sunny skies.

The forecast high for Wednesday in Kelowna is 32 C. The record temperature for June 12 of 33.9 C was set in 1903.

Thursday’s forecast high of 28 C is five degrees below the record for the date.

On Friday and Saturday, highs should be in the upper 20s. Normal for mid-June is 23 C.

The Weather Network predicts every day next week will be sunny with highs around 26 C.

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