Kelowna residents will ring in the New Year under unusually chilly conditions.
Celebrations are forecasted to be colder than average, potentially dipping down to a low of -20 C, which is more frigid than a typical New Years’ Eve between-0.5C and -7.5 C.
The frosty night ahead pales in comparison to the record-breaking cold snap of 1968 when temperatures in Kelowna plummeted to -31.7 C.
New Years Day is expected to hit a low of -14C, well outside of the seasonal average of -0.6C to -7.5 C but still more temperate than the coldest Jan. 1 on record when temperatures hit -27.7C in 1979.
For more information on the weather forecast visit weather.gc.ca.