Heat wave warning to intensify across Western Canada

By: 600011 On: Jul 8, 2024, 1:54 PM


Environment Canada has warned that the heat wave will intensify across Western Canada. Temperatures are expected to rise for most of BC and Alberta. Heat warnings are in place for many areas. Temperatures are expected to soar up to 40 degrees Celsius in the provinces this week. Officials informed that the high temperature will pose a risk to public health and hence necessary precautions should be taken. Temperatures are expected to rise in the northeastern areas of BC, including the low-lying areas of the province.

Officials are worried that high temperatures will pose a threat to people as events such as the Calgary Stampede become active. Misting stations are being prepared to be fully prepared as a precaution. Areas including Metro Vancouver will experience daytime temperatures in the low 30s.

Meanwhile, a heat warning has been issued for Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area as temperatures are forecast to reach 40 degrees Celsius over the next two days. Environment Canada said daytime highs are expected to reach 31 degrees Celsius starting Monday, with humidity levels of 35 to 38 degrees Celsius.