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Vancouver Weather: Will Heat Wave Affect YVR Flights?

Vancouver Weather: Will Heat Wave Affect YVR Flights?
Vancouver Weather: Will Heat Wave Affect YVR Flights?

Hurricane Beryl continues to impact air traffic.

Vancouver’s main airport does not expect local temperatures to impact operations, but travelers should check conditions at their destination.

Environment Canada issued a heat warning for Metro Vancouver over the weekend as temperatures rose into the low 30s. The above-average heat is expected to continue into Tuesday or Wednesday, with nighttime lows only dropping into the late teens.

In other parts of the country, such as the Greater Toronto Area, temperatures are similar but humidity is higher. The perceived temperature is around 35 degrees Celsius. There is also a chance of thunderstorms.

Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport warned travelers that the airport’s operations could be affected by the unusually warm weather and warned of possible flight delays.

“In this heat, our focus is on safety to provide adequate breaks so outdoor workers can stay cool. This means your plane may take longer than expected to reach the gate, or your baggage processing may be delayed,” the airport wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

Will the heat wave affect flights at Vancouver International Airport?

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) spokeswoman Tanya Crowell said the airport does not expect the heat wave to impact normal operations.

“In addition to our standard health and safety procedures, with daytime temperatures expected to be between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius, we have installed outdoor misting stations to keep our airside employees cool and hydrated during the heat of the day,” she told VIA

Travelers traveling to airports experiencing extreme heat or other extreme weather should check conditions in Vancouver and at their destination before leaving for home.

Crowell says YVR continues to monitor Hurricane Beryl’s path and is “aware of thunderstorms and hurricane-force winds causing delays to flights arriving and departing Dallas/Fort Worth International, Tampa International and Orlando International.”

Pearson Airport reports that flights to Mexico and Jamaica are largely returning to normal following last week’s disruptions.

Travelers should check the status of their flight with their airline or online with YVR before coming to the airport.

The Metro Vancouver weather forecast calls for high temperatures through Wednesday. Check the weather conditions in your area with Weatherhood.


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