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Alerts in Effect
Heat WarningIssued at 00:17 Wednesday 17 August 2022
Threat: Daytime highs 35 to 40 degrees and overnight lows in the high-teens.
Time Span: Wednesday through to Friday morning.
Remarks: A strong ridge of high pressure will bring a short lived heat wave to British Columbia. High temperatures once again return to southern interior with daytime highs 35 to 40 degrees and overnight lows near 18 degrees over Fraser Canyon, South Thompson, Central and South Okanagan.
Unsettled weather and cooler temperatures are forecast beginning Friday as a series of disturbances cross the region.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
To get more information:
- Check the local news for health and safety updates.
- Check HealthLinkBC online resources about heat-related illness and how to protect yourself at www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/heat-related-illness.
- Call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 to ask about heat-related illness.
Environment Canada and local 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@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.