Kelowna is known for its long, hot and dry summers, but it seems that extended into the fall this year too.
Records from Environment Canada reveal that September 2017 was the third warmest September since the agency started recording data on Kelowna way back in 1969. It was also much drier than is typical too.
The average temperature for Kelowna in September 2017 was 16.9 C, while there were just nine millimetres of rain. The typical precipitation for the month is 32 millimetres. The average temperature for September is usually around three degrees less than what we saw in September 2017.
A heatwave or ‘summer’ lasting into fall is not particularly unusual in Kelowna, certainly not anecdotally, but this past September was the third warmest we have seen in nearly 50 years.
No matter which season you’re looking at, Kelowna’s climate is one of the very best in all of Canada. From Big White Ski Resort in the winter to our lovely beaches in the summer, we truly live in a four-season playground.
Did you know?
The highest ever official temperature to be recorded in Kelowna is 41.0 C – recorded in August 1998. On average, Kelowna receives about 380 millimetres of rain per calendar year, but around 1/5 of that comes down as snow.
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