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Heat wave on its way to southern B.C. Interior

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July 24, 2020 - 3:02 PM

The southern B.C. Interior region is going to see some smoking hot weather starting next week.

Environment Canada has issued a weather statement calling for a the first heat wave of the summer. The statement covers the South and North Thompson, Nicola, Shuswap, Okanagan, Similkameen and Boundary regions.

The weather office says a strong ridge of high pressure will build over the southern Interior and it will be responsible for the seasonably hot conditions.

Temperatures will begin to rise this weekend and by Monday afternoon, July 27, temperatures are expected to reach 35 C or higher, which will persist until Tuesday or Wednesday.

"Overnight minimums during that stretch will only dip into the mid-teens. providing little relief from the heat which can lead to an increase in heat related illnesses," the statement says. By Wednesday, temperatures will begin to cool off.

Environment Canada is asking residents to stay hydrated, limit outdoor activity during the heat of the day and to dress for the weather.

Heat warnings may also be issued as we get closer to the start of the hot weather.

For the latest on special weather statement, watches and warnings go to Environment Canada's website here.

To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.


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