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Central Coast
Regional District
July 24th, 2018
July 24th, 2018

HEAT WARNING: CENTRAL COAST - INLAND SECTIONS

HEAT WARNING: CENTRAL COAST - INLAND SECTIONS
Alerts for: Central Coast - inland sections

Warnings
12:26 AM PDT Tuesday 24 July 2018
Heat Warning in effect for:
• Central Coast - inland sections
Temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius are expected.

EXTENDED SPELL OF VERY WARM WEATHER OVER THE CENTRAL AND NORTH COAST

AN EXTENDED STRETCH OF VERY WARM WEATHER IS IN STORE FOR THE CENTRAL
AND NORTH COAST AS A SUMMERTIME RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IS FORECAST
TO ANCHOR OFFSHORE FOR THE REST OF THIS WEEK.

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WILL SOAR TO NEAR 30 DEGREES WITH LOWS IN THE MID TEENS OVER COMMUNITIES LIKE BELLA COOLA, KITIMAT, AND TERRACE. TEMPERATURES MAY EVEN INCREASE SLIGHTLY BY THE WEEKEND. THE FORECAST TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK ARE 5 TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE FOR LATE JULY, BUT TEMPERATURE RECORDS PROBABLY WILL NOT BE BROKEN.

WHILE THE SUNSHINE AND WARMTH ARE WELCOME FOR MOST, ENVIRONMENT AND
CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA AND MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICERS ARE REMINDING
PEOPLE TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE HEAT,
INCLUDING:

- STAY HYDRATED BY DRINKING COLD BEVERAGES, PREFERABLY WATER.
- SPEND TIME IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED FACILITY FOR AT LEAST
SEVERAL HOURS EVERY DAY.
- AVOID SUNBURN, STAY IN THE SHADE AND USE SUNSCREEN WITH SPF 30 OR
MORE.
- NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS ALONE IN A PARKED CAR.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Heat stroke is a medical emergency. If you feel dizzy or disoriented seek medical attention. Call 911 or your local emergency number. If someone has a high temperature and is unconscious or confused or has stopped sweating. Cool the person right away.

Get informed
- Check the local news for health and safety updates.
- For more information on heat-related illness, call HealthLinkBC at 811.
- Contact your local government to find out what services (such as air-conditioned buildings and public splash parks) are available in your area.

Environment Canada and the Lower Mainland Medical Health Officers expect an increase in health and safety risks from heat and are advising the public to take precautions.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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