Environment Canada says the hot weather will remain for at least another couple of days. It has issued heat warnings for the North Thompson, 100 Mile House, Cariboo, Prince George, Stuart – Nechako, McGregor, Williston, B.C. Peace River and Fort Nelson.
Daytime high temperatures reaching the low 30s combined with overnight lows in the mid teens are expected.
A strengthening ridge of high pressure will lead to rising temperatures across interior B.C. Daytime highs reaching the low 30s combined with overnight lows in the mid-teens are forecast today through Monday morning.
Relatively cooler temperatures are in store beginning on Monday.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
Check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
To get more information:
- Check the local news for health and safety updates.
- Check HealthLinkBC online resources about heat-related illness and how to protect yourself at www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/heat-related-illness.
Call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 to ask about heat-related illness.
Environment Canada and local Medical Health Officers expect an increase in health and safety risks from heat and are advising the public to take precautions.
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.