Latest Heat Warning: VIR
Issued on Monday August 8, 2022 12:26 UTC by Environment Canada.
Heat warning continued for:
- Central Coast - inland sections, B.C. (082200)
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Another hot stretch is expected for the inland sections of the Central Coast.
Threat: Daytime high temperatures 28 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows near 13 degrees Celsius.
When: Today to Wednesday night.
Location: Central Coast inland including Bella Coola.
Remarks: A ridge of high pressure building over B.C. will bring rising temperatures to the region today through Wednesday night. Above seasonal temperatures and elevated overnight temperatures will mean little relief from the heat.
There will be a cooling trend beginning on Thursday with temperatures falling back to seasonal norms.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water
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.