Environment Canada explained the flood woes plaguing the region with its weather report for June — no surprise, it was a wet one.
And with that behind us, Kamloops can expect a scorching heat wave in the coming days.
Last month was more than twice as rainy as normal, and one especially rainy Saturday on June 23 totalled just over half the normal amount for the entire month.
The 18.1 millimetres set a new record for amount of rainfall in one day from the old record of 10.9 millimetres set in 1972.
“Searching for kind words but it is hard to find,” said Environment Canada's Jim Steele of the month’s weather. “Into the record books, June 2012 will show cool and very wet.”
A total of 74.4 millimetres fell throughout the month making it the third wettest June since precipitation records began in 1951. The wettest month on record was 2005 with 86.2 millimetres.
Precipitation last month was a common occurrence with measurable rainfall on 18 of the 30 days.
Although temperatures reached little more than 30 C twice during the month, in the end, the mean temperatures were one and a half degrees below normal, said Steele.
Cooler weather persisted into early July with a high of 17 C Tuesday and 23 C predicted for Wednesday.
But that's all expected to end later this week as forecasts predict 29 C for Friday, 33 C for Saturday, 37 C for Sunday and 36 C for Monday.