Temperatures to hit 30s on parts of Vancouver Island this weekend – CTV Vancouver Island

Posted: June 24, 2017 at 8:41 pm

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CTV Vancouver Island Published Friday, June 23, 2017 10:22AM PDT Last Updated Friday, June 23, 2017 6:23PM PDT

Temperatures will push into the low 30s on inland and eastern Vancouver Island this weekend as a heat wave scorches areas across B.C.s South Coast.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, Whistler and the eastern and inland island, saying a strong upper ridge of high pressure building over the province will result in a heat wave.

It expects record-high temperatures will be broken in some areas over the weekend.

The current forecast says temperatures in the Port Alberni area will hit 32 degrees Saturday and a scorching 34 degrees on Sunday.

On the east side of the island, the weather statement was extended from Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

On the South Island itll be a little cooler, but Victoria is still in for a sunny weekend of roughly 28-degree weather, according to Environment Canada.

Temperatures will start to dip again on Monday due to an onshore flow of cool, marine air.

Environment Canada is warning residents that the heat could pose risks for young kids, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people who work or excercise outdoors.

Those at risk should be aware of the symptoms of heat illness, which can include swelling, rashes, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion or stroke.

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Temperatures to hit 30s on parts of Vancouver Island this weekend - CTV Vancouver Island

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