Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Metro Vancouver region as temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-30s this week.
On Monday (July 25), the national weather forecaster said a "strong ridge of high pressure" will bring a heat wave to the province with peak daytime high temperatures expected from Wednesday to Friday.
Locals can expect to see daily high temperatures ranging between 25 C to 29 C near the water and 31 C to 35 C inland. Early morning low temperatures are expected to range between 15 C and 17 C, according to the weather alert.
The Metro Vancouver weather forecast includes a heat warning
Environment Canada notes that the late afternoon to the early evening will be the hottest part of the day while the coolest time of day will be near sunrise.
The heat wave is expected to last through Friday with a "slow cooling trend" expected next weekend.
Remember to stay hydrated during the heat wave and to avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day. You can also take a cold bath or shower to cool down. Find some more tips to stay cool.
Check HealthLinkBC online resources about heat-related illnesses and how to protect yourself. Call HealthLinkBC at 811 to ask about heat-related illness.