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Unusually cold June weekend in B.C. topples temperature records

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Cold temperatures at the cusp of summer broke records across B.C. this weekend, some of which were more than a century old.

Environment Canada is reporting that the unseasonably cool airmass that drifted into the province Sunday resulted in a couple of daily minimum temperature records and several daily low maximum record temperatures.

In terms of daily minimum temperatures, the mercury fell to 3.9 C in Bella Bella during the coolest part of the day, breaking a 2014 record of 4 C.

Similarly, in Trail, the temperatures fell to 4 C, breaking a daily low-temperature record of 4.4 C in 1954.

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The daily low temperatures were quite frigid in some areas, but the warmest part of the day wasn’t much better.

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The Sparwood area saw the warmest part of the day reach a mere 9.9 C, breaking a daytime low temperature record of 10 C set in 2010.

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Close on its heels was Merritt, where the high temperature was a mere 11.5 C, breaking an old daytime low of 13 C set in 2014.  In Princeton, a new low daytime high record of 12.1 C was set, breaking the old record of 12.2 C set in 1939.

The Okanagan saw a number of cold-day records broken as well.

In Summerland, a new cold daytime high record of 13.3 C was set, breaking an old record of 15.5 C set in 1987.

Penticton saw the daytime high temperature make its way to 14.9 C, breaking an old daytime cold record of 15.6 C set in 1939.

Kelowna saw the mercury rise in the peak of the day to a mere 13.3 C, breaking a record of 15 C set more than a century ago in 1906.

In Kamloops, the daytime high was a chilly 15.1 C, breaking an old record of 15.4 C set in 1991. Lytton saw temperatures reach 15.2 C, breaking an old record of 15.6 C set in 2014.

The Nakusp area tied its previous cold daytime high record when the mercury reached 14.5 C.

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