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An Unprecedented ‘Heat Dome’ Is Headed Straight Towards Vancouver

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Photo: @jeremy0 / Unsplash

Warm temperatures arrived on the first day of summer, and Vancouver has been cookin’ since.

The city is currently experiencing a heat wave and Environment Canada continues to issue warnings across the province to Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, the Okanagan and central B.C.

Officials are keeping a close eye on the temperatures as it could be record-breaking. In fact, the current heat wave could lead to a “heat dome” of potentially dangerous temperatures this weekend.

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Temperatures of between 34°C – 36°C are forecasted for Metro Vancouver on Monday and Tuesday and even hotter inland.

The warnings come as a high-pressure ridge moves over B.C. and forces cooler Pacific air northbound.

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Photo: Environment Canada

It’s recommended that people take caution and drink plenty of water, stay in a cool place, and to check in on older family, friends and neighbours. Also be extra cautious and not to leave pets or people in a parked vehicle.

It’s not certain if this heat wave will break the record (44°C), however it’s still going to be a heat wave that needs to be handled with pre-cautions.

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