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Alerts for: Metro Vancouver

Warnings

4:39 AM PDT Monday 27 June 2022
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Metro Vancouver - central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver - North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver - southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver - southwest including Richmond and Delta

This stretch of hot weather will continue one more day.

Timespan: Today.

Locations: Lower Mainland and Howe Sound.

Hazards: Inland temperatures reaching 34 degrees today.

Remarks: A strong ridge of high pressure over the south coast today will be
replaced by an upper low pressure system on Tuesday. Consequently,
afternoon temperatures as high as 34 degrees away from the water will lower by about 10 degrees on Tuesday as cooler marine air moves in from the Pacific.

With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat related illness increases.

High freezing levels will lead to an increase in snowmelt and snowpack instability. Increased stream flows due to run-off are probable.

Although heat is expected, bodies of water still remain cool for this time of year and may pose a risk of hypothermia with prolonged exposure.

Please refer to the British Columbia River Forecast Centre and Avalanche Canada for local messaging:

http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/index.htm

https://avalanche.ca/en/map

Extreme heat affects everyone.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

To get more information:
- Check the local news for health and safety updates.
- Check HealthLinkBC online resources about heat-related illness and how to protect yourself at www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/heat-related-illness.
- Call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 to ask about heat-related illness.

Environment Canada and local Medical Health Officers expect an increase in health and safety risks from heat and are advising the public to take precautions.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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