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Heat warning remains in effect this week for Victoria and most of Vancouver Island

Heat warning remains in effect this week for Victoria and most of Vancouver Island
Heat warning remains in effect this week for Victoria and most of Vancouver Island

The heat warning is not yet in effect for Vancouver Island, after an extremely hot weekend.

After temperatures in Victoria rose to 30°C and other parts of the island became even warmer, the warm weather continues this week.

According to Environment Canada, a heat warning remains in effect for Greater Victoria, Southern Gulf Islands, East Vancouver Island and Inland Vancouver Island until Tuesday evening.

“A strong ridge of high pressure over the region has led to very high temperatures,” Environment Canada’s heat warning said.

“Daytime maximum temperatures are around 30 degrees away from the water and around 16 degrees at night.”

The National Weather Service reports that daytime temperatures will drop starting Wednesday morning, but the warm weather will continue for the rest of the week.


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From Wednesday, daily highs will drop from 30°C to 26°C. This temperature will remain the same until Sunday and next week.

Nighttime minimum temperatures will remain around 14°C.

Additionally, Environment Canada predicts that every day this week will be sunny, with no clouds or rain.

(Environment Canada)

When a heat warning is in effect, Environment Canada warns people to be aware of the effects of heat illness. These can include heavy sweating, rash, cramps, fainting, high body temperature, and worsening of certain other health conditions.

“Never leave vulnerable people, especially children, or pets in a parked vehicle,” they also warn.

“If you are in an overheated area, find a cool place, such as a shady spot, a water play area, a mist station, or an air-conditioned place such as a public building.”

There are several active water play areas in Greater Victoria where you can cool off this week.