Canada to extreme heat: 2021 record will not be broken, meteorologist says

By: 600011 On: Jul 9, 2024, 2:34 PM


With the start of the summer season, extreme heat is increasing across Canada. Environment Canada has issued a severe heatwave warning for much of the country. A heat warning has also been issued in most places. The heat wave that has been in British Columbia since last week is forecast to continue until about the middle of this week.

Environment Canada is also predicting temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius in various cities across the province. But meteorologist Jennifer Smith says that this time there will not be an increase over the heat experienced in 2021. Jennifer Smith said that compared to the intensity of 2021, this year is less intense. Smith says the record won't be broken in 2021. Although the epicenter of the heat is Northern California, temperatures will rise only marginally this week, they said.

In Western Canada, severe heat is forecast for all provinces, including BC. The heat is expected to continue for more days along the coast of the province and on Vancouver Island. A heat warning has been issued for Alberta and central and northern Saskatchewan. The agency says temperatures will rise to at least 30 degrees Celsius in these two provinces.