Heat Wave Warning
Environment Canada has issued a heat wave warning for parts of the province, including Lillooet and surrounding area, with daytime highs ranging from 35 to 38 degrees, combined with overnight lows near 18 degrees Celsius from today through Wednesday. Above seasonal daytime temperatures and elevated overnight temperatures will mean little relief from the heat. This heat event will increase the potential for heat-related illnesses.
Air Quality Warning
Several regions in the BC Interior are being impacted or are likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24-48 hours. Smoke may be widespread in some regions due to many active fires. Smaller fires in some regions may contribute to locally degraded air quality conditions. Localized precipitation may temporarily alleviate smoke conditions in some areas.
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.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion. 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.