Heat wave coming to Comox Valley

Environment Canada sends out weather alert

  • Jun. 4, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Be prepared for higher than average temperatures this weekend.

Environment Canada weather alert:

A prolonged period of hot weather will start tomorrow and continue through early next week. For the next few days, onshore sea-breezes will cap temperatures in the mid-twenties near the ocean. Slightly inland, temperatures will hover near 30 degrees. Saturday and Sunday will be the hottest days of this spell, possibly hot enough to break a few records and trigger a heat warning for the Lower Mainland. Such a warning would be issued tomorrow.Hot, dry weather can lead to higher fire risk. Please see the B.C. wildfire management branch website at bcwildfire.Ca for more details and fire safety tips.Watch for symptoms of heat illness, which include – dizziness or fainting, nausea or vomiting – headache – rapid breathing and heartbeat – extreme thirst – decrease urination with unusually dark yellow urine.If you experience any of these symptoms during extreme heat, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids. Water is best.Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.

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