Kamloops Weather: Heat Warning Issued with Extreme Temperatures Expected

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Kamloops Weather Forecast with Heat Warning

Kamloops is under a heat warning as temperatures are expected to rise significantly, posing a moderate risk to public health. Current conditions at 3:00 AM PDT show mainly clear skies with a temperature of 17°C, as observed at Kamloops Airport. The barometric pressure is 101.6 kPa and rising, with a dew point of 9.1°C and a humidity level of 59%. A gentle westerly wind blows at 8 km/h, and visibility is excellent at 64 kilometers.

Heat Warning Details

Location: Southern BC interior.

Timing: Starting Sunday and continuing through next week.

Expected Conditions: Daytime highs in the high 30s to low 40s, with overnight lows in the high teens.

Health Risks:

  • Seniors
  • People living alone
  • Those with pre-existing health conditions (diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease)
  • Individuals with mental health conditions (schizophrenia, depression, anxiety)
  • People with substance use disorders
  • Those with limited mobility

Safety Tips:

  • Check on vulnerable family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Watch for early signs of heat illness: unwell feeling, fatigue, thirst, headache, dark urine.
  • Move to a cooler environment immediately if symptoms appear.
  • Drink water regularly, even before feeling thirsty.
  • Never leave children or pets in parked vehicles.
  • Seek cool places like shaded areas, splash pads, misting stations, or air-conditioned buildings.

Today’s Weather Outlook

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Today will be sunny with a high of 32°C. The UV index is expected to be high at 7, so sun protection is advised.

Tonight

Clear skies will continue into the evening with a low of 18°C.

Extended Forecast

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Sunday will see sunny skies with temperatures soaring to 36°C.

Sunday Night

Clear skies will persist with an overnight low of 20°C.

Monday, July 8, 2024

Monday will bring even higher temperatures with a sunny high of 38°C.

Monday Night

Clear skies again, with the temperature dropping slightly to 21°C.

Wardrobe Suggestions

During this period of extreme heat, wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing to stay cool. A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses are essential for sun protection. Apply sunscreen with high SPF and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Opt for light-colored clothes to reflect the heat.

Kamloops Weather Trivia

Did you know that Kamloops is known as Canada’s Tournament Capital? Its hot, dry summers are ideal for outdoor events and sports tournaments. However, these high temperatures also emphasize the importance of staying cool and hydrated during the peak summer months.

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