District of Lillooet

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for: Fraser Canyon - north inlcluding Lillooet

Note from SLRD: The following notice was issued by Environment Canada at 4:02 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018:

Current details:

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms beginning early this afternoon. These storms may be capable of producing heavy downpours, large hail and strong wind gusts.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound, Whistler and Fraser Canyon (including Lillooet)

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound, Whistler and Fraser Canyon (including Lillooet)

Note from SLRD: The following Air Quality alert was issued by Environment Canada at 3 a.m. August 1, 2018

Current details:
Wildfire smoke is continuing to impact the province.

During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound and Whistler; Special Air Quality Statement continued for Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound and Whistler; Special Air Quality Statement continued for Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet

Note from the SLRD: The Special Air Quality Statement below was issued today by Environment Canada and the BC Ministry of Environment:


Current details:

During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.

Special Air Quality Statement Issued for Fraser Canyon-North Including Lillooet


Note from the SLRD: The Special Air Quality Statement below was issued at 1:19PM PDT July 26, 2018 by Environment Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Environment:


Special air quality statement issued for: Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet, B.C. (083110)

Current details:

During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.

Wildfire smoke is a natural part of our environment but it is important to be mindful that exposure to smoke may affect your health.

Campfires banned in the Kamloops Fire Centre - Effective at noon on Thursday, July 26

Effective at noon on Thursday, July 26, 2018, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

The BC Wildfire Service is dealing with several large fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre as a result of lightning storms that moved through the Okanagan last week. Hot and dry conditions are expected to continue. The fire danger ratings in the Kamloops Fire Centre are now generally “moderate” or “high”, but these ratings will likely increase this week.

Heat Warning issued for Fraser Canyon area - including Lillooet and SLRD Areas A and B

UPDATE: June 20, 2018 (8:00 a.m.) - The Heat Warning has ended. Conditions are no longer expected to meet heat warning criteria.


Note from the SLRD: The Heat Warning below was issued by Environment Canada at 4:55 am PST on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 and impacts the northern portion of the SLRD including Electoral Areas A and B as well as the District of Lillooet. 


Humidex values reaching 40 are expected.

Sunny and hot conditions will persist through Wednesday as a strong ridge of high pressure envelopes British Columbia.

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