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Gabriola Island 5, BC

Alerts in Effect

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 16:00 Tuesday 27 July 2021

A strengthening ridge of high pressure will bring increasing temperatures to the south coast later this week. Daytime high temperatures will rise 3 to 5 degrees Celsius compared to today, pushing them into the mid to high 20's near the water to low 30’s inland. Overnight lows will generally be in the mid teens.

The time frame with the hottest weather will be from Thursday to Saturday. The highest temperatures are expected to be in the Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky region, and inland Vancouver Island.

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.

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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.



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