CM – « Particularly dangerous »: heat warnings for Lower Mainland


Regan Hasegawa
Multi-qualified journalist, CTV News Vancouver


v. Health officials warn residents of the south and central coasts and Vancouver Island to prepare for another heat wave.

“Day highs range from 34 to 38 ° C, combined with night lows of 17 to 20 ° C. Humidex levels will hit the high 30s to possibly the low 40s during this time, ”the department wrote in a bulletin.

The highest temperatures are expected Thursday and Friday, but the hot weather will continue over the weekend.

Health authorities remind everyone to drink plenty of water and stay in a cool place.

“We need to remind people that high indoor temperatures can be particularly dangerous for older adults, people with chronic health problems, and people living alone, and we need to regularly check our communities or friends or families. « Said Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer.

« It is not expected to reach the same levels as we did during the extreme heat event in late June in early July, but we still have to prepare for it, » warned Henry.

Most of the civic centers on the lower mainland will be offered as cooling centers during the heat warning.

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