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Central Okanagan - including Kelowna
Alerts in Effect
Special Air Quality StatementIssued at 03:45 Tuesday 27 July 2021
Smoky Skies Bulletin
Many regions of BC are being impacted or are likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24-48 hours.
The next bulletin update will be available July 27, 2021.
Additional information can be accessed online at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/air-advisories
Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.
For more information on current air quality, visit www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air.
Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.
Special Weather StatementIssued at 05:10 Tuesday 27 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.