Vancouver Weather: Heat Warning in Effect with Rising Temperatures

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Weather - Heat Warning

VANCOUVER – A heat warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, with elevated temperatures posing a moderate risk to public health. The heat warning is expected to last from today through Tuesday night due to a building ridge of high pressure over the region.

Current Conditions

As of 5:00 AM PDT, conditions at Vancouver International Airport are mainly clear with a temperature of 15.1°C and a dew point of 15.0°C, resulting in 99% humidity. The wind is light from the north-northeast at 6 km/h, and the pressure is 101.5 kPa and rising. Visibility is clear up to 24 km.

Heat Warning Details

Temperature Forecast:

  • Today: Highs of 25°C near the water and 32°C inland. The humidex will make it feel like 31°C near the water and 38°C inland. The UV index is very high at 9.
  • Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 17°C.
  • Monday, 8 July: Sunny with highs of 26°C near the water and 33°C inland. The humidex will make it feel like 31°C near the water and 37°C inland. The UV index remains very high at 9. Clear skies at night with a low of 17°C.
  • Tuesday, 9 July: Sunny with highs of 27°C near the water and 34°C inland. Clear skies at night with a low of 17°C.
  • Wednesday, 10 July: Sunny with highs of 25°C near the water and 29°C inland. Clear skies at night with a low of 15°C.

Precautionary Measures

Residents and visitors in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley should take the following precautions to protect themselves:

  • Reschedule Outdoor Activities: Plan outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water and non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages regularly to prevent dehydration.
  • Cool Spaces: Spend time in air-conditioned or shaded areas. Public buildings, splash pads, and misting stations can provide relief.
  • Monitor for Heat Illness: Be aware of symptoms like heavy sweating, rash, cramps, fainting, high body temperature, and worsening of health conditions. Move to a cooler place if these symptoms appear.
  • Check on Vulnerable Individuals: Ensure that seniors, people living alone, and those with pre-existing health conditions have access to cool environments.
  • 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, Vancouver has experienced variable summer temperatures, with record highs reaching 33.4°C and lows dropping to 11.2°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 air-conditioned areas if you’re outdoors for extended periods.

Weather Trivia

Vancouver is known for its mild climate, but it can experience significant summer heat waves due to high-pressure systems. The city’s diverse geography, including coastal and inland areas, leads to notable temperature variations.

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