Environment Canada has issued yet another heat warning for Metro Vancouver for the fourth straight day.
The heat warning is in effect for the following areas:
- City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
- Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
- Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
- North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
According to a statement that was issued earlier this morning, “the summertime heat continues over much of the inner south coast. Daytime temperatures will reach into the low thirties over inland areas of the south coast again today.”
Areas closer to the Sea-to-Sky are expected to reach temperatures in the mid to high thirties.
Fortunately, lower temperatures will come into play overnight and an onshore flow is expected to bring slightly cooler weather in on Wednesday.
Once again, Environment Canada reminds the public to be aware of the health risks associated with hot weather.
- Stay hydrated by drinking cold beverages (preferably water) irrespective of your activity level. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.
- Keep cool
- Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
- Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more.
- NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
- Check in on others:
- People living alone are at high risk of severe heat-related illness. Check regularly on older people, those who are unable to leave their homes, and anyone who may not be spending at least several hours every day in air-conditioned places for signs of heat-related illness.