Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver ahead of the heat wave anticipated throughout the weekend.
In a statement issued this morning, the federal weather agency says temperatures will reach a daytime high of least 32°C in the region’s inland areas, away from the moderating influence of sea water.
“A strong upper ridge of high pressure building over the province will result in a heat wave for the South Coast,” reads the statement.
It adds that temperature records will likely be broken during this heat wave. For instance, the record high for Abbotsford is 31.4°C on Saturday and 32°C on Sunday.
However, the potentially record-breaking scorching temperatures will be short-lived. On Monday, an onshore flow of cooler, marine air will cause temperatures to moderate, dropping to a high of 24°C.
Temperatures will hover in the low 20s throughout the remainder of the week, with sunshine continuing possibly through the Canada Day long weekend.