Heat wave expected in Metro Vancouver

Elias Hubbard
June 25, 2017

The hot weather alert issued by Environment Canada for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Friday was extended to all of southern British Columbia Saturday afternoon, including the Okanagan Valley.

"Temperatures will peak this weekend with maximums of at least 32 degrees [Celsius] expected away from the water", it states. Daily temperature records are expected to be broken over the weekend.

Environment Canada is calling for a hot weekend in Kamloops, with temperatures possibly reaching 37°C on Sunday and nothing but sunshine for the next few days.

Temperatures will begin to moderate on Monday as an onshore flow of cooler, marine air develops.

It's advised to drink plenty of water and remain hydrated.

The organization is warning people to be cautious about risks in heatwaves and said these are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Environment Canada reminds residents to watch for the effects of heat illness and never leave pets inside a parked vehicle.

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