Snow has fallen in the Okanagan despite the fact that it is now June and the region was extremely hot last week.
Currently, at SilverStar Mountain Resort, snow lies throughout the village and on top of Mount Comet. Drivers on Silver Star Road are warned of the slippery road as the snow continues to fall.
The temperature on the mountain is kept at 0 ° C, and this afternoon the snow will turn to rain. Downtown Vernon is 13 C, with a 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon.
Snow last fell at Silver Star on May 28, but melted thanks to record temperatures on June 2.
Temperature records were broken in Okanagan last week, and Osoyos saw temperatures between 36 and 37 degrees for two days.
According to Environment Canada, the maximum temperature on June 2 in Kelowna was 36.2 C and broke the 2007 record of 34.5 C on the same day.
In Penticton on the same day, a record high of 35.3 C was set, surpassing the 1961 record of 33.9 C. In Vernon, a record high of 35.6 C broke the 2007 record of 34.4 C. In Osoyos, the temperature rose to 36.2 C, exceeding the all-time high of 35 C set in 1970.
Anarchist Summit, located on Highway 3 east of Osoios, and Big White Summit, snowed this morning and DriveBC warned those on the road to watch for changing conditions on the mountain passes.
On June 8, in the Northern Okanagan, the temperature should warm to 21 C, the wind will blow at a speed of 20 km / h.