Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement regarding and extended stretch of hot weather expected this week.

A massive ridge of high pressure will build over southern BC through Thursday, leading to several days of hot weather. Daytime maximum temperatures will soar into the mid to upper 30’s through midweek over communities in the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound – Whistler and inland Vancouver Island.

Temperatures will be several degrees lower near the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca.

According to Environment Canada daily temperatures records from Tuesday to Thursday will probably be broken in many communities. And the all time records for the month of August may be threatened, too.

The heat combined with the lack of rainfall so far this month will maintain high to extreme fire danger ratings across much of southern BC.

Last modified: July 30, 2017

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