Vancouver, B.C (WNEWS) – If you thought yesterday or today’s temperatures are recording breaking, you are wrong as extreme temperatures are expected to continue right into the end of June. The early summer heatwave is expected to bring a prolonged period of hot temperatures.
Today’s temperatures across the Lower Mainland are expected to be in the low 30s, with some areas like Abbotsford expecting around 33° C. The humidex is expected to feel like 37° in the valley.
Temperatures are expected to cool down a couple of degrees on Wednesday before increasing to 33° C this weekend. Some models are projecting a high of 37° C in Abbotsford, yes you read that correctly. The same models are projecting 36° C in Port Coquitlam as well.
The Humidex or the Feel like temperatures is projected to be in the mid-40s for the Inland areas of the Lower Mainland. This is very dangerous heat that is coming this weekend.
Even by the water, the temperatures are expected to be in the low 30° for the city. The heatwave is expected to continue into the final days of June, with low 30s in the valley.
Environment Canada might issue an extreme heat warning in the coming days as the forecast temperatures meet the Criteria requirements for an excessive heat warning. There’s a special weather statement for the Lower Mainland warning about the excessive heat. The statement was issued late last week.
The reason for the heat is a high-pressure that has stalled over the BC Interior. The heat is projected to last until mid next week when cooler ocean air is expected.
The projected temperatures for the following on Saturday, June 26 (weather.com):
- Port Coquitlam: 36° C (Feel like 43°)
- Abbotsford: 37° C (Feel like 44°)
- Vancouver: 31° C (Feel like 38°)
- Hope: 40° C (Feel like 43°)
- North Vancouver: 34° C (Feel like 41°)
- Kamloops: 40° C
With the sudden heatwaves, the Concerns for wildfires increases. New fires were started yesterday, especially near the Hope Slide area. BC Wildfire Services responded to a Wildfire just off of Hwy 5. A video was posted on local Facebook group showing the fire.
Campers and hikers are reminded to be fire safety and to call emergency services should a Wildfire starts. Campers are expected to follow any Restrictions for campfires, including open fire bans.
Hot Weather Safely Tips:
- Avoid the hottest time of the day, which is from 11 am to 3 pm;
- Wear sunscreen and reapply often;
- Drink tons of water;
- Check on your neighbours, especially the most vulnerable;
- If you have any signs of heat stress, seek medical treatment immediately;
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