British Columbia

Massive ridge of high pressure to bring hot, hot weather to B.C.'s South Coast

Environment Canada says temperatures will soar into the high 30s Monday to Thursday for the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, Whistler and inland Vancouver Island.

Environment Canada says temperatures will soar into high 30s for Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says residents on B.C.'s South Coast should seek out cool places, like Vancouver's New Brighton pool, to try and keep cool as record breaking hot temperatures are expected over the coming days. (Karin Larsen/CBC)

Environment Canada says temperatures will soar into the high 30s Monday to Thursday for the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, Whistler and inland Vancouver Island.

On Sunday it issued a special weather statement for multiple regions of B.C.'s South Coast warning about the hot weather on its way.

"Daily temperatures records from Tuesday to Thursday will probably be broken in many communities," said the statement.

All-time records for the month of August could also be broken, according to Environment Canada.

The highest August temperature ever recorded in Abbotsford is 36.3 degrees and the forecast for Abbotsford on Thursday is 35 degrees.

The high temperatures and no rain for the South Coast means continued risk of fire danger across much of region.

Stay cool where possible

People are more at risk of heat-related illnesses during times of prolonged hot temperatures, so Environment Canada is asking residents to drink plenty of water and seek out cool places.

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