Hot weather develops on the Canada day weekend

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement. It's going to get hot, really hot.
Image Credit: SOURCE/Environment Canada

After a sputtering start to the season, summer is about to arrive in spectacular fashion. A massive ridge of high pressure will develop on

the Canada day weekend. The ridge will bring hot air from the desert southwest of the us to the BC Interior.

Beginning Sunday, afternoon temperatures will rise by a few degrees each day, peaking at nearly 40 degrees in some areas on Tuesday. Many
daily maximum temperature records will be set early In the week. Temperatures will moderate slightly on Thursday.

Coping with the heat.

There are many symptoms of heat-realated illness including thirst, dizziness, confusion, weakness and fainting/collapsing. Medical
health officers are reminding residents to protect themselves from the heat.

1. Stay hydrated.

2. Keep cool.

3. Check in on others.

4. Get informed.

For more information on heat-related illness, call healthlink BC at 811.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment

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