Weather warning issued for Metro Vancouver as heat wave approaches region

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High temperatures are in store for Metro Vancouver well into next week and Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement regarding the incoming heat wave.

The warning has been issued for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

“A building ridge of high pressure over the region is beginning to usher in above seasonal temperatures,” says Environment Canada.

Daytime highs will reach into the upper 20’s to low 30’s.

“A great deal of uncertainty about how long this hot stretch will persist, and it is possible that heat warnings may be required,” adds the weather agency.

According to Environment Canada, temperatures in Vancouver could feel like 31°C further inland today. As for Saturday, temperatures away from the water could feel like 35°C.

“Watch for the effects of heat illness: heavy sweating, rash, cramps, fainting, high body temperature and the worsening of some health conditions,” says Environment Canada.

If you do start feeling unwell, seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, or an air-conditioned spot like a public building.

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