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UPDATE: Heat warning issued for southern B.C. coast, temperatures expected to hit 38 C

Another heatwave is expected to hit southern B.C., with temperatures nearing 40 degrees

  • Aug 10, 2021

 

The heat warnings come after many areas in the region are battling wildfires and drought from the lack of rain. (Pexels)

More heat warnings coming for B.C.’s Southern Interior: Environment Canada

High temperatures are forecasted for much of the region this week

 

People try to beat the heat at a beach on June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Persistent pressure from B.C. heat wave to affect rest of summer: meteorologist

Seasonal modelling is predicting higher-than-normal temperatures to persist through August and September

 

Two crows cool themselves and find a drink, thanks to a Williams Lake resident who has been helping keep them and passersby cool during the heat wave. (Diana Watt photo)

Crows benefitting from Williams Lake woman’s sprinkler during heat wave

Diana Watt also has a hose and buckets for the public to cool down at the edge of her property

Two crows cool themselves and find a drink, thanks to a Williams Lake resident who has been helping keep them and passersby cool during the heat wave. (Diana Watt photo)
Monday’s scorching hot temperatures in Williams Lake caused sidewalks to buckle, as seen here on Western Avenue near the Cariboo Bethel Church. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Sidewalk pavement buckling in the heat in Williams Lake

City’s director of municipal services said it has happened before due to heat

Monday’s scorching hot temperatures in Williams Lake caused sidewalks to buckle, as seen here on Western Avenue near the Cariboo Bethel Church. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
On the hottest day of the year, June 28, 2021, Black Press Media tests cooking an egg on pavement in Surrey, B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. sees temperatures hot enough to cook an egg on pavement – kind of

Lytton broke a Canadian all-time record for a second day in a row as B.C. heat wave continues

On the hottest day of the year, June 28, 2021, Black Press Media tests cooking an egg on pavement in Surrey, B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
McLeese Lake was busy Sunday, June 27, as people flocked to the water to find ways to keep cool as a heat wave continues to grip B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Persisting heat wave breaks temperature records for Williams Lake

‘A dangerous long duration heat wave will affect B.C.’: Environment Canada

McLeese Lake was busy Sunday, June 27, as people flocked to the water to find ways to keep cool as a heat wave continues to grip B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Children cool off in a public fountain in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, June 19, 2021. The heat wave continues in Lithuania as temperature rose to as high as 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

B.C. cities could reach 40 C as 4-day extreme heat warning issued around province

Officials urging seniors, children and pets to stay safe in the heat

Children cool off in a public fountain in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, June 19, 2021. The heat wave continues in Lithuania as temperature rose to as high as 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose/Contributed to Williams Lake)

Northern B.C. spot the coldest place in Canada at -41 C

Records come as much of the province has turned into an ice box

Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose/Contributed to Williams Lake)
Williams Lake resident Michael Rawluk is dressed for the weather as he takes a brisk walk Monday, Feb. 8, as the temperature hovers at -19C with a wind chill factor of -31C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake resident Michael Rawluk is dressed for the weather as he takes a brisk walk Monday, Feb. 8, as the temperature hovers at -19C with a wind chill factor of -31C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Bella Coola RCMP are asking residents in the valley to respect local road closures for their own safety Saturday morning, Nov. 28 as emergency crews clean up from a powerful winter storm. (RCMP Const. Rossi photo)
Bella Coola RCMP are asking residents in the valley to respect local road closures for their own safety Saturday morning, Nov. 28 as emergency crews clean up from a powerful winter storm. (RCMP Const. Rossi photo)
The water level of Williams Lake is already unseasonably high as seen here Tuesday, Nov. 17. (David Fait photo)
The water level of Williams Lake is already unseasonably high as seen here Tuesday, Nov. 17. (David Fait photo)
Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the Cariboo region. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm watch ended for Quesnel and Williams Lake

Hot weather is currently blanketing the region

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the Cariboo region. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for Cariboo north including Quesnel. (Black Press file image)

Severe thunderstorm watch ended for Cariboo north including Quesnel

Conditions could produce strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain

  • Jul 21, 2020
Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for Cariboo north including Quesnel. (Black Press file image)
VIDEO: Alberta mopping up after storm that brought heavy rain, hail and tornadoes
VIDEO: Alberta mopping up after storm that brought heavy rain, hail and tornadoes
A man walks through storm debris following a deadly tornado Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

UPDATE: Tornadoes devastate Tennessee, killing at least 19 people

The disaster affected voting in Tennessee, one of 14 Super Tuesday states

A man walks through storm debris following a deadly tornado Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
An escort truck from Emil Anderson Maintenance rolls ahead of a convoy of vehicles navigating the critically damaged Hemlock Valley Rd. on Feb. 3, 2020. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)

All tourists rescued after being stranded at B.C. ski resort for several days

Ministry of Transportation crews are working to fully re-open Hemlock Valley Road

An escort truck from Emil Anderson Maintenance rolls ahead of a convoy of vehicles navigating the critically damaged Hemlock Valley Rd. on Feb. 3, 2020. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)
A convoy of vehicles leaves Hemlock Valley Road on Monday, escorted by an Emil Anderson Maintenance vehicle. Those staying at the resort have been stranded because of a landslide barring access to the road early this past weekend. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)

Rescue efforts continue, four days after landslide strands hundreds on Sasquatch Mountain

Route closed early Tuesday morning, may open in afternoon

A convoy of vehicles leaves Hemlock Valley Road on Monday, escorted by an Emil Anderson Maintenance vehicle. Those staying at the resort have been stranded because of a landslide barring access to the road early this past weekend. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)
People stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort line up for helicopter rides to Chilliwack after being stranded on top of the mountain by a landslide. (Vickie MacKenzie)

Evacuation routes planned for hundreds stuck on Sasquatch Mountain after landslide

Cars to be escorted down Monday afternoon, MOTI says.

People stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort line up for helicopter rides to Chilliwack after being stranded on top of the mountain by a landslide. (Vickie MacKenzie)
Hurricane Harvey has flooded parts of Texas. (Canadian Press photo)

Canadian expats hunker down as remnants of hurricane Harvey ravage Texas

The hurricane has battered the southern U.S. for days

Hurricane Harvey has flooded parts of Texas. (Canadian Press photo)