Expect mild temperatures for rest of winter in South Okanagan

Deep freeze begone!

After a long winter that saw record-breaking lows, people across the South Okanagan can expect a much milder ride into spring.

Environment Canada meteorologist, Bobby Sekhon said that winter certainly isn’t over yet but he doesn’t expect another blast of arctic air. Temperatures in the coming weeks are expected to stay near seasonal averages or even “slightly above,” said Sekhon.

“We’re not seeing anything like those – 20 C days anytime soon,” Sekhon said.

READ MORE: South Okanagan set for deep freeze – weekend will be one of the coldest in years

Temperatures in Penticton are expected to remain consistent with seasonal averages over the coming weeks. (Environment Canada)

The daily average temperature in Penticton is one degree in February and five degrees March. Sekhon said he expects temperatures to stay in line with these averages for the remainder of winter.

Environment Canada doesn’t yet know when to expect warm spring days but temperatures should stay tolerable until things warm up.

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