Kamloops Weather Outlook: Intense Heat Warning in Effect

Heat Warnings

KAMLOOPS – A heat warning is in effect for Kamloops and the surrounding Southern BC interior regions, with elevated temperatures posing a moderate risk to public health. As of 5:00 AM PDT, the temperature at Kamloops Airport was 15.3°C under sunny skies. The dew point was 7.8°C, with humidity at 61%. Winds are calm, coming from the north at 2 km/h, and the barometric pressure is 101.7 kPa and rising.

Current Conditions

The morning starts with a comfortable temperature of 15°C and clear visibility up to 64 km. As the day progresses, temperatures are expected to soar, reaching a high of 38°C with a very high UV index of 8.

Heat Warning Details

The heat warning anticipates daytime highs reaching the high 30s to low 40s, with overnight lows remaining in the high teens. These hot conditions are expected to persist through Wednesday due to a high-pressure ridge over the region.

Weather Forecast

Tonight: Expect clear skies with a low of 19°C.

Monday, 8 July: Mainly sunny with temperatures climbing to a high of 39°C. The UV index will remain very high at 8. Clear skies are forecasted for the night, with a low of 20°C.

Tuesday, 9 July: Sunny with a peak temperature of 40°C. The night will be clear with a low of 20°C.

Wednesday, 10 July: Continued sunny conditions with a high of 37°C. Overnight, the temperature will drop to 17°C under clear skies.

Precautionary Measures

To protect yourself and those around you during this extreme heat, consider the following precautions:

  • Reschedule Outdoor Activities: Plan outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water regularly, even before you feel thirsty, to prevent dehydration.
  • Cool Spaces: Spend time in air-conditioned or shaded areas. Public buildings, splash pads, and misting stations can provide relief.
  • Check on Vulnerable Individuals: Ensure that seniors, people living alone, and those with pre-existing health conditions have access to cool environments.
  • Monitor for Heat Illness Symptoms: Be aware of early signs such as feeling unwell, fatigue, thirst, headache, and unusually dark urine. Move to a cooler place if these symptoms appear.
  • Never Leave Anyone in Parked Vehicles: This is especially critical for children and pets, as temperatures can rise rapidly inside closed vehicles.

Additional Information

For more details on how to stay safe during the heat, check local news for updates and visit HealthLinkBC’s online resources about heat-related illnesses. You can also call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 for advice on heat-related health concerns.

Historical Weather

On this date in history, Kamloops has experienced extreme summer temperatures, with record highs reaching 41.7°C and lows dropping to 7.0°C.

Wardrobe Suggestions

Dress in light, breathable clothing to stay cool. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats are essential to protect against the high UV index. Seek shade or indoor cooling if you’re outdoors for extended periods.

Weather Trivia

Kamloops is often referred to as the “Tournament Capital of Canada,” hosting over 100 tournaments each year. Its dry and hot climate during summer makes it a prime location for various sports and outdoor activities.

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