Heat Warnings have been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for some areas of BC.
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Heat Warnings in BC
The following areas in BC are under a Heat Warning:
Learn more at Environment and Climate Change Canada Public Weather Alerts.
For more information about how Environment and Climate Change Canada determines Heat Warnings across BC, see the Criteria for Public Weather Alerts.
In response to Heat Warnings, cooling centres may be opened for the public at the discretion of local governments and First Nations in affected areas.
British Columbia – Vancouver Island
Heat safety and preparedness
Contact a healthcare provider, or call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1, if think you are having a heat-related illness. Mild to moderate heat illness can quickly become severe. Call 9-1-1 in case of medical emergency.
Preparing for heat:
Health Authorities – Heat response information
About heat alerts
There are two kinds of heat alerts issued in BC:
- Heat Warning
- Daytime and overnight temperatures are higher than usual, but they are not getting hotter every day. Take the usual steps to stay cool.
- Extreme Heat Emergency
- Daytime and overnight temperatures are higher than usual, and are getting hotter every day. Activate your emergency plan for heat.