Your Weather First: The Golden Horseshoe
Medicine Creek 12, BC
Alerts in Effect
Heat WarningIssued at 14:38 Thursday 29 July 2021
Temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows near 18 degrees Celsius are expected for the next 2 days.
Heat wave for Friday and Saturday.
Locations: Southwest Interior and Kootenay Districts
Threat: Daytime high temperatures near 35 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows near 18 degrees are expected.
Timeframe: Friday to Sunday morning.
Remarks: A ridge of high pressure will lead to rising temperatures for Friday and Saturday. Daytime highs near 35 degrees combined with overnight lows near 18 degrees are forecast for Friday and Saturday
Relatively cooler temperatures are expected Sunday into Monday.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
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@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.
Special Air Quality StatementIssued at 01:52 Friday 30 July 2021
Smoky Skies Bulletin
Many regions of BC are being impacted or are likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24-48 hours.
The next bulletin update will be available July 30, 2021.
Additional information can be accessed online at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/air-advisories
Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.
If your home is not air-conditioned, be sure the house doesn't get too warm when doors and windows are closed to keep out smoke. Exposure to too much heat can also result in illness.
For more information on current air quality, visit www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air.
Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.