Special weather statement issued for Howe Sound

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Howe Sound.

A ridge of high pressure will build over southern B.C. this weekend producing the highest temperatures experienced so far this summer over the Lower Mainland, Sea to Sky and Vancouver Island.

Daytime maximums will reach the low 30's on Sunday and Monday. Temperatures will start to lower on Tuesday as the ridge weakens allowing slightly cooler marine to invade the south coast.

The public is advised to take measures to reduce their exposure to the heat:

  • Stay cool and hydrated, particularly during the hottest period of the day from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Limit outdoor activity during the day to early morning and evening.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Keep your home cool. Open windows, close shades or blinds, use an air conditioner and prepare meals that do not require an oven.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in a parked car.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

More details on the alert are available here.

Find more tips on how to stay cool during extreme heat here. 

July 24, 2020

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