The Metro Vancouver weather forecast is predicting more hot sunny weather through this week; however, things are expected to get even drier and hotter than before.
In fact, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the region. Specifically, there will be an extended stretch of very warm weather for coastal BC; a summertime ridge of high pressure is forecast to anchor offshore for the rest of this week.
Maximum temperatures along the water will peak in the mid to high twenties each day. With that in mind, inland temperatures are expected to soar into the low to mid thirties.
What’s more, these figures may increase by the weekend. Further, these forecast temperatures are 5 to 10 degrees above average for late July. However, temperature records are not expected to be broken.
Metro Vancouver Weather Warning
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
- Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
- Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
- North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
Environment Canada also advises that you practice the following under such weather conditions:
– Stay hydrated by drinking cold beverages, preferably water.
– Spend time in an air-conditioned facility for at least
several hours every day.
– Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade and use sunscreen with spf 30 or
– Never leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
For more information on heat-related illness, call HealthLinkBC at 811. Contact your local government to find out what services (such as air-conditioned buildings and public splash parks) are available in your area.
Looking for some ways to beat the heat? Check out these beautiful secluded lakes in BC! Also, make sure you get to taste some of Vancouver’s best ice cream during the toasty weather!