Environment Canada weather

Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected for the Okanagan Valley on June 27. (Pixabay image)

Okanagan to experience common, yet ‘dangerous’ summertime weather pattern

Chance of thunderstorms in the forecast across the region starting Thursday

 

The Keremeos Creek wildfire near the community of Apex has grown to be an estimated 150 hectares. Green Mountain Road is closed, but Highway 3A is open. (Photo- Keremeos Communities News Facebook)

Smokey skies bulletin issued for South Okanagan amid Keremeos Creek wildfire

Environment Canada posted an air quality statement on Saturday afternoon

 

A 2021 file photo shows smokey skies in Williams Lake. Much of B.C. is under heat warnings for the final week of July 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Williams Lake Tribune)

Heat warnings issued across B.C. as highs threaten to hit 40 C

Temperatures expected to peak from Wednesday to Friday

 

Skaha Beach in Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press)

‘We learned a lot last year’: Public urged to be prepared for heat wave in Penticton

The city has seven publically accessible water stations and two dog park taps

Skaha Beach in Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press)
Put on some sunglasses, the sun is blazing this week (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Slather on some sunscreen, the sun is shining on the Okanagan

The UV index is very high Monday, July 11

Put on some sunglasses, the sun is blazing this week (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A flash flood on Monday, July 4 caused roads like Main Street to flood in Penticton. (Dora Nelson Facebook)

‘1 in 10-year event’: Experts react to severe flash rain events in the Okanagan

‘We’re not out of the woods yet. There’s another storm coming on Thursday,’ says Doug Lundquist

A flash flood on Monday, July 4 caused roads like Main Street to flood in Penticton. (Dora Nelson Facebook)
(Environment Canada)

Severe thunderstorm warning in place for the Shuswap

The storm is expected to last throughout the day

(Environment Canada)
FILE- B.C. likely would have set several temperature records over the June 25/26 weekend, if it wasn’t for the unprecedented ones reached the year before during 2021’s heat dome, according to Environment Canada. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

B.C.’s weekend heat wave may have set records, if it wasn’t for the 2021 heat dome

Daytime highs were well above average June 25 and 26, but nowhere near those seen last year

FILE- B.C. likely would have set several temperature records over the June 25/26 weekend, if it wasn’t for the unprecedented ones reached the year before during 2021’s heat dome, according to Environment Canada. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
Environment Canada issued a heat warning on June 26 for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the North Coast. (File photo by Black Press News Services)

Rising temperatures trigger heat warning for several parts of B.C.

Daytime highs to hit low-to-mid 30s in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, North Coast

Environment Canada issued a heat warning on June 26 for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the North Coast. (File photo by Black Press News Services)
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo

Arrival of summer’s first hot weather sparks special weather statement for much of B.C.

Temperatures expected to reach mid 30Cs in much of the province by Sunday

A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo
Rain is expected in the Okanagan Valley (Pixabay photo)

Ready your umbrellas for Okanagan-Shuswap special weather statement

Wet weather is expected over the next few days

Rain is expected in the Okanagan Valley (Pixabay photo)
Skaha Beach in Penticton in August of 2020. (John Arendt - Black Press)

No rain this June means the Okanagan is ‘in trouble’

It could be a ‘concerning’ wildfire season if June sees lack of precipitation, says Doug Lundquist

Skaha Beach in Penticton in August of 2020. (John Arendt - Black Press)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

‘Anything is on the table’ for Okanagan May long weekend weather

Temperatures in the Okanagan are expected to remain ‘seasonal’ throughout the week

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
DriveBC webcam of Rogers Pass Monday morning.

Weather alert issued for Rogers Pass

Flurries are expected at elevation through the mountain passes

DriveBC webcam of Rogers Pass Monday morning.
Temperatures in Kelowna will reach highs of 7 C starting on Saturday, April 9. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News - FILE)

‘Instability’ and ‘unpredictability’ cause Okanagan temperatures to drop this weekend

Springtime convection has officially arrived in the region: Environment Canada

Temperatures in Kelowna will reach highs of 7 C starting on Saturday, April 9. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News - FILE)
A DriveBC image of the current conditions at the Coquihalla Summit. Heavy snow is expected to bring 25 to 40 centimetres of snow by Tuesday, April 5.

Winter storm warning issued for Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt

Prolonged snowfall event to bring 25 to 40 cm at Coquihalla Summit

A DriveBC image of the current conditions at the Coquihalla Summit. Heavy snow is expected to bring 25 to 40 centimetres of snow by Tuesday, April 5.
Environment Canada has issued a freezing fog advisory for the Shuswap during the morning of Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Pixabay photo)

Warning issued of freezing fog and slippery roads in Shuswap Wednesday morning

Environment Canada warns drivers visibility may be suddenly reduced to near zero

Environment Canada has issued a freezing fog advisory for the Shuswap during the morning of Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Pixabay photo)
Kelowna set precipitation records for the day of Feb. 28, after joining the rest of the Okanagan in a “rollercoaster” weather month of February. (File)

‘On the wild side’: Meteorologist recaps the end of winter in the Okanagan

The region set heat records but also experienced ‘arctic air’ near the end of February

Kelowna set precipitation records for the day of Feb. 28, after joining the rest of the Okanagan in a “rollercoaster” weather month of February. (File)
Penticton experienced colder than usual weather to start the week (Feb. 21 to 23) after setting heat records in early February. (File Photo)

Don’t put your winter gear away just yet, says Okanagan meteorologist

Temperatures reached -12 C in the Peach City to start the week

Penticton experienced colder than usual weather to start the week (Feb. 21 to 23) after setting heat records in early February. (File Photo)
A man walking a dog checks his phone as ice floes build up on the Fraser River in New Westminster, B.C., on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.Environment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings for several parts of British Columbia along the Alberta boundary.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Environment Canada issues extreme cold warning for parts of B.C. near Alberta

Arctic air mass combined with a north wind is bringing wind chill values near -40 C to the Peace River region

A man walking a dog checks his phone as ice floes build up on the Fraser River in New Westminster, B.C., on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.Environment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings for several parts of British Columbia along the Alberta boundary.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck