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Heat warning issued for Kamloops, Okanagan and Shuswap


Extreme heat is expected in the southern Interior beginning this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Okanagan, South and North Thompson, Nicola, Similkameen, Shuswap and Boundary region because temperatures are forecast to reach dangerous levels. Those regions include the cities of Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Kamloops, Merritt, Salmon Arm and Princeton.

Highs up to 40 Celsius are expected on Sunday and into next week.

“Heat affects everyone, but the risks are greater for: seniors, people who live alone, people with pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or respiratory disease, people with mental illness such as schizophrenia, depression, or anxiety, people with substance use disorders, people with limited mobility,” the heat warning said.

READ MORE: How to stay cool at work during southern Interior heat wave

The weather agency is warning people to watch for early signs of heat illness like fatigue, headaches and thirst.

Interior residents have been advised to check on neighbours, especially if they live alone, to make sure they have a cool space to beat the heat. British Columbians have also been reminded to never lock people, especially kids, or pets in a parked vehicle.

Click here for more information on avoiding heat stroke and other heat illnesses.

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