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June weather starts cool, but finishes hot, hot, hot

The hot, dry weather during the latter part of June is expected to continue into July. — The Nelson Daily photo

June was a tale of two weather months said Ron LakemanWeather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre.

Lakeman said June opened with unsettled conditions coupled with variable temperatures before closing with the final two weeks of warm, hot and dry weather.

“Showers or thundershowers occurred on nine of the initial 16 days as a series of Pacific disturbances pushed across southern BC,” Lakeman explained.

“(Then) temperatures were warmer and no measurable rain fell during the final two weeks of the month as high pressure was more influential.”

Highlights from June included a localized heavy thundershower that produced a rapid 29.2 millimetres of rain during the late afternoon and early evening of (Tuesday) 13th. The amount saw the record for the maximum daily rainfall being broken.

Lakeman said the warmest temperature of the month was 34.7 degrees during the afternoon of (Tuesday) 25th.

The hot, dry weather will continue with Environment Canada forecasting temperatures to rise into the high 30s C this week — topping out at 38 C and 39 C Friday and Saturday.

Long range forecast sees the warmer weather continuing for most of July.