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Heat advisory issued for the Southern Interior

July 26, 2021 - 4:48 PM

The Ministry of Environment has issued a heat advisory for the Thompson and Okanagan regions and beyond.

“A strengthening ridge of high pressure over the southern interior will boost daytime high temperatures into the mid to high 30s Celsius with overnight lows in the mid to high teens later this week,” a ministry news release states. “The time frame with the hottest weather will be from Wednesday to Saturday.”

The advisory may become a warning later this week and covers the area stretching from the Fraser Canyon east to the southern Kootenays and into the North Thompson.

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“Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps. fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions,” the release states. “Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.”

Young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors are at greatest risk.

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