Heading back to nature this summer? Tread lightly, say outdoor experts
Claremont Secondary School, BC
Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 04:41 Sunday 26 June 2022
First hot stretch of the summer for the south coast.
Timespan: Today and Monday.
Locations: Inland areas of Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast.
Hazards: Daytime highs rising into the upper 20's to near 30 with overnight lows down to the mid-teens.
The south coast is experiencing a stretch of much warmer than average temperatures through Monday. Temperatures away from the water are forecast to be in the upper 20's to near 30. There will be some respite from the elevated daytime temperatures as overnight lows fall into the mid-teens.
With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat related illness increases.
Freezing levels rise throughout this event and will lead to an increase in snowmelt and snowpack instability. Increased stream flows due to run-off are possible.
Although heat is expected, bodies of water still remain cool for this time of year and may pose a risk of hypothermia with prolonged exposure.
Please refer to the British Columbia River Forecast Centre and Avalanche Canada for local messaging:
Temperatures are expected to return to near-normal values by the middle of next week as a cooler, unsettled airmass pushes onshore.
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.