Your Weather First: The Golden Horseshoe
Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet
Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 15:53 Monday 26 July 2021
A strengthening ridge of high pressure over the southern interior will boost daytime high temperatures into the mid to high 30’s Celsius with overnight lows in the mid to high teens later this week. The time frame with the hottest weather will be from Wednesday to Saturday. The highest temperature are expected to be in Fraser Canyon, Thompson - Okanagan, and the southern Kootenays. Heat warnings may be issued for some regions as the event draws closer.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps. fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.