A special weather statement issued by Environment Canada June 27th is warning that summer is about to arrive “in spectacular fashion” in much of the BC Interior, including the Robson Valley.
The statement says a massive ridge of high pressure will develop on the Canada day weekend. The ridge will bring hot air from the desert southwest of the us to the BC Interior.
Beginning Sunday, afternoon temperatures will rise by a few degrees each day, peaking at nearly 40 degrees in some areas on Tuesday or Wednesday. In Valemount and McBride as elsewhere in the Robson Valley, current weather forecasts call for temperatures of 33-34 degrees on Monday and Tuesday. Many daily maximum temperature records will be set early in the week. Temperatures will moderate slightly on Thursday.
Coping with the heat
There are many symptoms of heat-realated illness including thirst,
dizziness, confusion, weakness and fainting/collapsing. Medical
health officers are reminding residents to protect themselves from
1. Stay hydrated.
2. Keep cool.
3. Check in on others.
4. Get informed. For more information on heat-related illness, call Healthlink BC at 811.
The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as
warnings may be required or extended.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment
Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca