May 1, 2014 12:26 pm

Near record-breaking temperatures today for B.C., but they won’t last

VANCOUVER – It’s another beautiful day for most of B.C. but sadly, the warm sunny weather won’t last.

Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga says a flow of subtropical air pouring into B.C. on Wednesday led to hot weather in the afternoon with a repeat on the way Thursday.

Summer-like sunshine on Thursday will mean temperatures will reach 26 degrees in Nelson, near 27 degrees in the Okanagan and close to 30 degrees in Kamloops and the Fraser Canyon.

On the south coast, temperatures will range from the low 20s near the beaches of Metro Vancouver to the upper 20s away from the ocean, says Madryga.

However, get ready for a change on Friday for most of the province, except some parts of the north.

Madryga says a cooler afternoon breeze on Friday will cap temperatures at 20 degrees in the Vancouver area.

An approaching low pressure trough will result in a rapid change to much cooler air and showers on Friday night and through the upcoming weekend.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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