A special weather statement for heat remains in effect for Metro Vancouver, with temperatures expected to reach as high is 31 C inland on the weekend.
VANCOUVER, B.C.: Thursday, June 23. Today’s weather is expected to be mainly sunny, with wind and highs of 18 C and 22 C inland, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. Overnight, it looks clear with a low of 12 C and then Friday should be sunny with highs climbing to 22 C and 26 C inland. A special weather statement for heat remains in effect for Metro Vancouver. The agency says B.C.’s South Coast will experience a stretch of warmer than average temperatures beginning Friday.
The agency says inland temperatures will reach into the upper 20s. Through the weekend and into early next week, temperatures in the low 30s are forecast. There will be some respite from the elevated daytime temperatures as overnight lows fall into the mid-teens.
The statement warns that with elevated temperatures, the risk of heat related illnesses increase. Also, freezing levels will rise, leading to an increase in snowmelt and snowpack instability. Increased stream flows due to run-off are possible.
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.
So the weekend is going to be sunny and toasty in Metro Vancouver, with highs of 28 C inland on Saturday and 31 C on Sunday. Closer to the water temperatures will likely be around 23 C on Saturday and 25 C on Sunday. Monday is also expected to be sunny and hot, with highs of 25 C and 30 C inland.
Weather: Vancouver, B.C.
Today: Mainly sunny. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 early this morning. High 18 except 22 inland. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight: Clear. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light after midnight. Low 12.
Tomorrow: Sunny. High 22 except 26 inland. Humidex 27 inland. UV index 7 or high.
Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Air Quality: Vancouver
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