Tornado watch issued as severe storms target NW Ontario, Manitoba
Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 17:14 Friday 24 June 2022
First hot stretch of the summer for the south coast.
Timespan: Now through Monday.
Locations: Inland areas of Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast.
Hazards: Daytime highs rising into the upper 20's with overnight lows down to the mid-teens.
The south coast will experience a stretch of warmer than average temperatures beginning today. Inland temperatures will reach into the mid to upper 20's. Through the weekend and into early next week, temperatures will remain in the upper 20's until Monday, when they may also reach 30 locally. 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 illnesses increase.
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.