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Heat Warning

Issued at 04:53 Friday 19 August 2022

A stretch of hot weather continues.

Threat: Daytime highs near 35 degrees and overnight lows near 18 degrees.

Location: Boundary.

Time Span: Now to Saturday morning.

Remarks: A strong ridge of high pressure is bringing a heat wave to British Columbia. Daytime highs near 35 degrees and overnight lows near 18 degrees can be expected.

Unsettled weather and slightly cooler temperatures are forecast beginning late today as a series of disturbances cross the region.

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Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

To get more information:
- Check the local news for health and safety updates.
- Check HealthLinkBC online resources about heat-related illness and how to protect yourself at www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/heat-related-illness.
- Call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 to ask about heat-related illness.

Environment Canada and local Medical Health Officers expect an increase in health and safety risks from heat and are advising the public to take precautions.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.



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