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Environment Canada provides update on heat wave as temperatures remain high in British Columbia

Environment Canada provides update on heat wave as temperatures remain high in British Columbia
Environment Canada provides update on heat wave as temperatures remain high in British Columbia

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada says a heat wave driven by a “ridge of high pressure” is expected to last through midweek across dozens of regions in B.C. The weather agency issued more than 40 heat warnings across the province on Sunday.

VANCOUVER — A heat wave caused by a “ridge of high pressure” is expected to last through midweek across dozens of regions in British Columbia, according to Environment Canada.

The weather bureau issued more than 40 heat warnings for the province on Sunday.

An update will also be provided today on the ongoing “hot weather conditions” across Western Canada.

The warnings in British Columbia cover much of the lower third of the province, the northeastern portion of British Columbia, the interior portions of the central and north coasts, Whistler, the Sunshine Coast, Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, and the eastern and interior portions of Vancouver Island.

According to the weather bureau, some heat warnings are expected to be lifted on Tuesday, particularly along the coast and in eastern and interior Vancouver Island. However, the heat could linger longer in other regions.

According to weather forecasts, temperatures in the southern inland will rise to around 40 degrees Celsius this week, before dropping again on Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 8, 2024.

The Canadian Press