Kamloops broke another weather record Friday and an Environment Canada meteorologist predicts more could fall before this latest hot spell is done.
According to the Environment Canada website the temperature in Kamloops was 32 C at 4 p.m. Friday. The previous record for the day was 31.7 C set in 1960.
A similar record fell on Thursday, when the late-afternoon high also reached 32 C, inching by the 2009 milestone of 31.9 C for Sept. 12 set in 2009.
With 32 C forecast again today, meteorologist Doug Lundquist said there's a chance one more record could fall.
The ridge of high pressure, which has stuck around for most of the summer, is still expected to break down by Sunday afternoon, said Lundquist. This will bring more fall-like weather and highs in the low 20s.
"This is a significant change coming up," he said. "It will be back to more normal (weather)."
Seventeen records tumbled in the province Wednesday, including one in the Fraser Valley community of Agassiz, east of Vancouver, where the mercury hit 34.6 degrees, smashing that district's Sept. 11 record of 31.7 degrees, set 121 years ago.
Cloverdale, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Hope joined Agassiz in climbing above the 33 degree mark, while records also fell in Pitt Meadows, Victoria, Nanaimo, Port Hardy, Powell River, Squamish, Pemberton, West Vancouver and White Rock.
Kamloops came within a degree of breaking a record Wednesday when the high reached 31.6 C.
Things were expected to cool off by a few degrees in most areas Thursday but residents of northwestern B.C. will feel the record heat for at least another day.
The 1960 mark of 25.6 degrees was wiped out in Terrace on Wednesday as the thermometer reached 27.8, but a high of 28 is forecast today there and in Stewart, 300 kilometres to the north, where Wednesday's 24.5 setting broke that community's Sept. 11 heat record set two years ago.