Good morning, North Shore!
It’s starting to get hot, hot, hot (again).
It’ll be mainly sunny today (July 28), with a high of 26°C expected to feel more like a sizzling 30°C with humidity. It'll be even hotter inland, with the temperature forecast to hit 29°C and feel more like 32°C with humidity.
There will be a few clouds around tonight, with a low of 15°C.
Heat warning in place
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Metro Vancouver including, Central, North Shore, the Southwest and Howe Sound.
The weather agency states the heat wave will develop over the later half of this week.
Daytime highs near 30°C combined with overnight lows in the mid to upper teens are expected are forecast Thursday through Sunday morning, with slightly cooler daytime temperatures expected near the water.
“A building ridge of high pressure will lead to rising temperatures for Thursday and into the weekend,” Environment Canada states.
Environment Canada and local Medical Health Officers expect an increase in health and safety risks from heat and are advising the public to take precautions.
Risk of fire
North Shore fire departments have declared Extreme Fire Danger due to the ongoing hot and very dry weather, meaning new fires can "start easily, spread rapidly, and challenge fire suppression efforts," according to District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.
To learn more about keeping your home, neighbourhood and community prepared for wildfires, visit the FireSmart BC website.
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