Heat wave warning for SLRD

Aug 24, 2022
Affected Communities: 
All Areas

Environment Canada has issued a heat wave warning for the Sea to Sky.

Whistler, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, East Vancouver Island and Inland Vancouver Island will experience daytime highs of 29 to 34 degrees and overnight lows 15 to 17 degrees for today and tomorrow, August 25, 2022. A ridge of high pressure and a warmer airmass will give a couple of hot days this week with cooler temperatures expected Friday and into the weekend.

Residents are urged to take safety precautions:

  • 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.
  • Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.
  • Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.
  • The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

To get more information:

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@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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