4:27 AM PDT Wednesday 18 July 2018 Heat Warning in effect for:
Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet
Fraser Canyon - south including Lytton
Daytime high temperatures are expected to be slightly cooler than yesterday across the southern interior of BC. However, the Fraser Canyon and South Thompson regions are still expected to reach daytime high temperatures up to 35 degrees this afternoon.
A cooler airmass approaching the BC interior will result in further cooling Thursday. Daytime highs for Thursday are still expected to be in the high 20s to low 30s.
These high temperatures are not out of the ordinary for this time of year, however, please be aware of the health risks associated with hot weather.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
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.
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Get informed - Check the local news for health and safety updates. - For more information on heat-related illness, call HealthLinkBC at 811. - Contact your local government to find out what services (such as air-conditioned buildings and public splash parks) are available in your area.
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.