- Particular climate statements about heat stay in place for almost all of B.C.
- Environment Canada has given a heat caution for areas of the South Coast, and unique weather statements for most of B.C., amid a spate of above-average temperatures in the region.
Environment Canada has issued heat alerts for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver on Sunday as most of B.C. persists in seeing above-average temperatures.
A notice from the forecaster says areas of the Fraser Valley could reach up to 34 C on Sunday and Monday. In the Lower Mainland and Howe Sound, the highest temperatures will be just past 30 C.
However, night temperatures will fall to the mid-teens, meaning this weekend’s temperatures will not get the unusual highs of last year’s heat dome.
Almost all of the province stays under a particular weather statement due to temperatures exceeding the seasonal average.
“We’re not as concerned for an intense heat wave,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Ken Dosanjh. “This is more so an expected heat wave.
“We are getting the point for our heat warning criteria, but not surpassing that threshold to a significant degree [like] last year.”
Source – cbc.ca