Alerts in Effect
Heat WarningIssued at 16:19 Tuesday 19 June 2018
A few more records are expected to fall today as temperatures peak
in the upper twenties with an upper ridge continuing to strengthen over the province. Some relief is on the way for tonight with minimum temperatures into the mid teens. However temperatures will once again approach the 30 degree mark away from the water on Wednesday as the ridge edges slowly eastward. This is about 10 degrees above average for this time of year and a few more records are likely to fall.
Some cooling is expected Thursday as the ridge of high pressure begins to break down.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
- 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.
Environment Canada and the Lower Mainland 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@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.