Kelowna, BC says goodbye to the fourth hottest summer season on the books – Okanagan

It began gradual however this summer season turned out to be one of many hottest the Okanagan has ever seen.

Okanagan World Meteorologist Peter Quinlan mentioned Kelowna, B.C., had its fourth warmest summer season on document with temperatures averaging 2.5 levels Celsius hotter than regular.

It was the ninth warmest in Penticton and the fifth warmest in Vernon. Final 12 months was the most popular summer season on document.

Quinlan mentioned Kelowna acquired 105.8 mm of rain within the meteorological summer season, which spans June, July and August, which is 96 % of the traditional quantity of 109.7 mm.

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“So, fairly near common rainfall this summer season,” Quinlan mentioned.

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“As for the autumn forecast, long-term fashions counsel the potential of regular pattern temperatures and precipitation.”

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The harm from final 12 months’s excessive warmth has begun to put on off and a few measure of normality is returning to the area as six of the water programs operated by the Central Okanagan Regional District return to odd/even out of doors irrigation.

Until in any other case famous, between September 16 and June 15, Section 1 restrictions apply that permit out of doors watering on alternating days. Clients with even addresses could water on even calendar days whereas these with odd addresses could water outdoors on odd days.

Usually, every year from June 16 to September 15, Stage 2 water restrictions are in impact for Star Place/Dietrich, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Seaside, Sundown Ranch, Higher Fintry-Shalal Street-Valley of the Solar water clients and Westshore Estates Methods until in any other case restricted. Section 2 implies that outdoors irrigation is proscribed in these six programs to 2 days every week primarily based on the road handle.

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In September 2021 with ongoing drought designations for the Okanagan, RDCO water programs remained on Stage 2 exterior irrigation restrictions as a substitute of shifting to Stage 1 as they usually do.

This previous July, Falcon Ridge’s water system was transitioned to a one-day-a-week Stage 3 out of doors irrigation designation. All six programs at the moment are again to Section 1 for exterior irrigation.

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