British Columbia

Wagstaffe's Weather Friday: Mini heatwave this weekend!

Blue skies will continue for the next few days. Climbing temperatures will be the next big weather story beginning this afternoon, when temperatures will get up into the 20s.

Get ready for the heat, as the mercury rises today and into the weekend

The Fraser River glows during sunrise, Friday morning. This was the view from Sapperton Landing in New Westminster (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

Climbing temperatures will be the next big weather story, beginning this afternoon, when temperatures will get up into the 20s. Blue skies will continue for the next few days. 

By the weekend, the South Coast will be feeling like 30 degrees for areas away from the water. For the B.C. Interior, it'll be more like the mid-30s.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, as temperature records are expected to fall, and fire danger will quickly rise. 

Make sure to stay hydrated in the heat!

The Fraser River glows beneath the Port Mann Bridge during sunrise, Friday morning. This was the view from Sapperton Landing in New Westminster. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

About the Author

Johanna Wagstaffe

Senior Meteorologist

Johanna Wagstaffe is a senior meteorologist for CBC, covering weather and science stories, with a background in seismology and earth science. Her weekly segment, Science Smart, answers viewers' science-related questions.

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