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Heat warning lifted for Metro Vancouver as temperatures drop

Heat warning lifted for Metro Vancouver as temperatures drop
Heat warning lifted for Metro Vancouver as temperatures drop

The rest of the week is expected to bring sunshine and temperatures of 23°C.

People living in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will see some relief from the heat as temperatures drop slightly and a heat warning has been lifted.

Environment Canada ended the heat warning for those regions at 10:07 a.m. on July 10.

More than 40 heat warnings were issued for the province on Sunday, July 7. Heat warnings and special weather statements for coastal areas of BC went into effect on July 5.

Temperatures will continue to be above seasonal averages this week and into the weekend, with Environment Canada predicting 24 C to 23 C through next Tuesday.

The forecast calls for sunny weather all week through Sunday.

As previously reported by VIA, It is likely that Environment Canada would lift the heat warning for Metro Vancouver if minimum temperatures dropped to around 15 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night.

The UV index in Metro Vancouver is eight or higher on Wednesday and seven on Thursday.

Heat warnings remain in effect for more than 20 regions in British Columbia, including Fraser Canyon, Okanagan, 100 Mile and Kootenays.

On July 9, nearly 40 BC communities reached new record highs. Lytton reached 42.5 C, breaking the 1975 record of 40.6 C set on July 9.

A special air quality standard still applies to Metro Vancouver.

Elevated ground level ozone (smog) levels are expected to continue for the next few days. The advisory remains in effect until further notice.