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West Kootenay

Alerts in Effect

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 09:35 Sunday 25 June 2017

Hot weather expected today.

A strong upper ridge of high pressure building over the province will result in a brief heat wave over the Kootenay Districts. Temperatures today will peak in the low to mid 30s. A few temperature records will likely be broken. Conditions will begin to moderate on Monday as the ridge weakens.

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.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a
cool place.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Get informed
- Check the local news for health and safety updates.
- For more information on heat-related illness, call HealthLinkBC at 811.
- Contact your local government to find out what services (such as
air-conditioned buildings and public splash parks) are available in your area.

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

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=bc

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



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