PHOTOS: The Prairies endure multiple days of severe storms, tornado threats
Oyster Bay 12, BC
Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 03:43 Saturday 25 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 this weekend and early next week. Temperatures away from the water are forecast to be in the mid to upper 20's this weekend. On Monday, temperatures may 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.