High temperatures prompt special weather statement for Metro Vancouver

Sep 8 2020, 8:57 am

We may be getting closer to fall, but Metro Vancouver’s weather remains in summer mode and a special weather statement has been issued for high temperatures expected this week.

According to Environment Canada, a special weather statement has been issued for the following areas:

  • Metro Vancouver – central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
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“Daytime maximum temperatures are forecast to be 5 to 10 degrees above seasonal on Wednesday and Thursday,” said Environment Canada.

“An upper ridge of high pressure will draw warm air northward from the United States this week. Temperatures will peak on Wednesday and Thursday with daytime highs that are 5 to 10 degrees celsius above seasonal for this time of year. Overnight lows will also be up to 5 degrees warmer than seasonal in some areas.”

On Wednesday, a high of 31°C is expected inland, but with humidity, it will feel more like 34°C.

Thursday will also see highs of 31°C, but temperatures are expected to cool down as we head into the weekend.

Remember to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated throughout the week.

For weather anytime, check out Daily Hive’s weather page.

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