Rain expected throughout the week as businesses begin to reopen in the Okanagan

The Okanagan has received more rain than average for month of May

Restaurants and businesses are beginning to reopen their doors this week as the province enters the second phase of its reopening plan — but the rain may spoil some of the fun.

According to Environment Canada meteorologist Carmen Hartt, an unsettled pattern of rain is expected to continue over the next few days in the Okanagan.

The Okanagan is expected to get a mix of sun and cloud, some afternoon showers and glimpses of Sun throughout the day until Thursday, May 21.

“We do have another system pushing in towards the end of the week on Thursday or Friday from the southeast that’s going to bring us a bit more steady periods of rain and cooler temperatures as well,” said Hartt.

“Temperatures will be in the low teens on Friday because of that system coming in from the south.”

READ MORE: Kelowna first responders rescue baby ducks from storm drain

The weather is expected to change again on Saturday as people will get a break from the rain and temperatures to rise to the low 20s.

This month is shaping up to be quite a wet May. On average, Kelowna usually sees about 12 days with precipitation in May and there’s already been eight to date. Total precipitation is up as well. So far, Kelowna has received roughly 51.9 mm, while the historical monthly average is 40.2.

While this week will be rainy, Hartt said Environment Canada’s ensemble model shows a trend for the weather to warm up for more of a dry pattern for the last week of May.

READ MORE: PHOTOS: Tribute to CF Snowbirds on Victoria Day in downtown Kelowna


Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
Email me at daniel.taylor@kelownacapnews.com
Follow me on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIDEO: Vehicle crashes through carport in West Kelowna

The driver has been taken to hospital with minor injuries

PHOTOS: Okanagan residents capture epic lightning show

A look at some of the best shots of the storm on May 30

Big White Ski Resort to offer rebate for pass holders after early closure

Next year’s pass will include a 20 per cent rebate

Rain in Sunday forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap

Environment Canada calling for 15-20 millimetres in regions

VIDEO: Injured bald eagle rescued in B.C. First Nations community

Bird suspected injured in fight, whisked off to Coquitlam rehab

Toronto Raptors’ Ujiri says conversations about racism can no longer be avoided

Thousands have protested Floyd’s death and repeated police killings of black men across the United States

Partial return to class for Central Okanagan students: COVID-19

School District 23 and the Board of Education have released a letter regarding returning to class

B.C.’s Central Kootenay region declares state of emergency, issues evacuation orders

The evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

‘I’m afraid’: Witnesses of wolf attack on senior near Prince Rupert worried about safety

Frank Russ shows where the unprovoked wolf attacked his father

Protesters prepare to rally against racism in front of Vancouver Art Gallery

Rally is in response to the deaths of black Americans and a Toronto woman

Protesters rally against anti-black, Indigenous racism in Toronto

Police estimated the crowd to be between 3,500 and 4,000 and said there was no violence

Feds earmark $1.5M to support recovery of B.C., Indigenous tourism

B.C. money will be split between Vancouver Island and Indigenous tourism

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters U.S.

Tens of thousands marched to protest the death of George Floyd

Most Read