Today’s weather forecast courtesy of Environment Canada:
It’s a continuation of yesterday’s sweltering weather, with a special weather notice for Kelowna and Vernon due to a heat spell. Penticton has an air quality alert due to smoke from the fire near Oliver, which continued to grow overnight.
In Kelowna: It will be sunny with clear skies all day. The high is 35 C in 70 per cent humidity.
Tonight: The skies will stay clear throughout the night. Low of 17 C.
In Vernon: Sunny all day with a high of 34 C. The humidity is at 59 per cent.
Tonight: Clear throughout the night with a low of 17 C.
In Penticton: Mainly sunny with a few clouds, with wildfire smoke throughout the day. A high of 34 C in 51 per cent humidity.
Tonight: Expect the smoke to persist through the night. Low 17 C.
In Salmon Arm: Sunny and clear with a high of 33 C. Humidity at 75 per cent.
Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 15 C.
The evacuation alert for the Eagle Bluff wildfire near Oliver, B.C. was expanded last night after estimates of the fire’s size increased to 900 hectares from 280 hectares.
UPDATE: #EagleBluff #BCWildfire is ~900 ha. Increase in size is largely due to better mapping yesterday evening, but the fire did see some growth overnight due to the topography of the area. #Evacuation alert remains in place, for more info on alerts contact @EmergMgtRDOS (1/2)
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) August 7, 2019