Central Okanagan – including Kelowna
North Okanagan – including Vernon
South Okanagan – including Penticton
Hot Weather Returns This Week
The mercury is set to soar by mid-week over the southern interior as a strengthening ridge of high pressure draws hot air up from the western U.S.
High temperatures today will reach the low thirties and creep up another degree or two on Tuesday. By Wednesday and Thursday daytime maximums will peak in the mid to high thirties with the potential for some communities to reach the 40 degree mark ; overnight lows will only drop to the upper teens to about twenty degrees.
Heat Warnings may be issued later this week for some interior communities.
Cooling is expected to begin Friday.
While the heat may be welcome for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding people to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat, including:
– stay hydrated by drinking cold beverages, preferably water.
– spend time in an air-conditioned facility for at least several hours every day.
– avoid sunburn, stay in the shade and use sunscreen with spf 30 or
– never leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
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.