Last of the apple harvest, as temperatures drop below zero

Published on October 31, 2022 by David Wylie

Photo: David Wylie
An orchard worker picks one of the last apples in the crop at this Lake Country, B.C., orchard.


We are settling into fall and the last of the harvest is taking place in Lake Country.

Temperatures in the Valley are forecast to fall below zero Tuesday night.

With frost and snow coming, orchardists are getting the last apples off of the trees.

Daytime temperatures during the week are expected to hit highs of up to 8 C.

Below zero nights

Nighttime lows, though, are down to -4 C on Wednesday, and will stay consistently below 0 C starting Saturday, with -2 C; then dropping to -4 C on Sunday; and, -5 C on Monday.

The falling thermometer is forcing farmers to switch into high gear for the last of the year’s harvest.

It has been a prolonged end to the growing season with late-season warm temperatures.

The icewine harvest is the final big agricultural gamble in the Okanagan of the season.

More harvest photos:

Photo: David Wylie
Photo: David Wylie
Ladders sit idle as workers rest in a Lake Country orchard.

Here is the forecast for the next seven days in Lake Country, from the Weather Network on Monday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m.

We are heading into blustery wintery conditions.

Get your snow tires on.

Photo: The Weather Network

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