A prolonged period of hot weather will start Saturday and continue through early next week. Temperatures will soar well into the 30S, peaking Sunday and Monday in the mid-30S.
Hot, dry weather can lead to higher fire risk. Please see the B.C. wildfire management branch website at bcwildfire.ca for more details and fire safety tips.
Watch for symptoms of heat illness, which include – dizziness or fainting, nausea or vomiting – headache – rapid breathing and heartbeat – extreme thirst – decrease urination with unusually dark yellow urine.
If you experience any of these symptoms during extreme heat, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids. Water is best.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.