Heat warning issued for parts of Vancouver Island: Environment Canada


Although August is drawing to a close, high temperatures remain a concern on Vancouver Island this week.

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for Inland Vancouver and East Vancouver Island, with high temperatures expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

“A ridge of high pressure will bring a late-season heatwave to parts of the south coast this week,” Environment Canada said in an advisory Monday.

“Highest daytime temperatures are expected Tuesday through Wednesday, but some locations may retain heat through the end of this week,” the weather office said.

During these two days daytime temperatures will be ‘near or above’ 30C for the interior of Vancouver Island and communities along the east coast of Vancouver Island from Duncan to Nanaimo , from Courtenay to Campbell River and from Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

Overnight lows will remain near 16°C during this time, according to Environment Canada.

Warm temperatures are expected to continue over the long weekend, although not high enough to meet heat warning criteria, according to the weather bureau.

Environment Canada encourages residents to drink plenty of water, stay in cool places, avoid heavy outdoor work in the late afternoon when it’s hottest, and watch their friends and neighbors more aged.


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