Special weather statement issued for Metro Vancouver as temperatures soar

Aug 16 2020, 9:13 am

It’s going to get hot across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, as a special weather statement has been issued for the region.

According to Environment Canada, a ridge of high pressure has been building over southern BC this weekend. Temperatures will be peaking today in the mid-30s and then gradually declining as the week progresses.

It will be particularly hot in Howe Sound and the eastern Fraser Valley, but then soften overnight.

Overall, the day is predicted to be sunny with a high of 27ÂșC and 34ÂșC inland, with humidex values of 32ÂșC and 38ÂșC respectively.

The night will be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and a low of 17ÂșC.

Environment Canada

Temperatures on Monday will also be high, however weak inflow from the Pacific Ocean will prevent temperatures from reaching the values expected on Sunday with a high of 25ÂșC and 29ÂșC inland, which will feel more like 30ÂșC and 33ÂșC.

Environment Canada does say that a heat warning may be issued for the Lower Mainland region on Monday.

The special weather statement is currently in effect 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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