By Andrea Arnold
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a heat warning for the Robson Valley, along with most of the northern interior of BC. Other areas covered under the warning are: North Columbia, Kinbasket, North Thompson, 100 Mile, Chilcotin, Cariboo, Prince George, Stuart – Nechako, Yellowhead, Bulkley Valley, Lakes District, McGregor, and Williston.
The projected heat will reach daytime highs of 29-34 degrees celsius with a warm low in the early mornings between 12-14 degrees celsius.
Wednesday through Friday are expected to be the hottest days, with temperatures peaking in the late afternoon and early evening. Cooler temperatures are possible through the weekend and into the beginning of August.
Monitor your own health as you navigate the next few days, but also take time to check on those who are at higher risk of heat stroke or other complications.
Young children, pregnant women, older adults, those with chronic illnesses and people exerting themselves outside for work or exercise are all more likely to suffer. Watch for signs of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and worsening health conditions.
To get more information: Check the local news for health and safety updates.
Check HealthLinkBC online resources about heat-related illness and how to protect yourself at https://tinyurl.com/3t33nf9n.
Call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 to ask about heat-related illness.