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Environment Canada has put an Extreme Heat alert on the Okanagan Valley as of August 17, 2022. 

Heat Warning in effect for:

Central Okanagan - including Kelowna
North Okanagan - including Vernon
South Okanagan - including Penticton
Threat: Daytime highs 35 to 40 degrees and overnight lows in the high-teens.

Time Span: Wednesday, August 17 through to Friday, August 19 morning.

Remarks: A strong ridge of high pressure will bring a short lived heat wave to British Columbia. High temperatures once again return to southern interior with daytime highs 35 to 40 degrees and overnight lows near 18 degrees over Fraser Canyon, South Thompson, and Okanagan.

Unsettled weather and cooler temperatures are forecast beginning Friday as a series of disturbances cross the region.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

  • Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
  • Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.
  • Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.

Many local places offer a cool environment to help beat the heat including coffee shops and stores as well as:

Okanagan Regional Library – 250-546-8311
Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Art Gallery – 250-546-8318
Armstrong Seniors Activity Centre – 250-546-1118
Nor-Val Sports Centre – 250-546-9456
Pools and Spray Parks including in Memorial Park
Extreme heat affects everyone differently with the risks being greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Watch for the effects of heat illness including:

swelling,
rash,
cramps,
fainting,
heat exhaustion,
heat stroke and
the worsening of some health conditions.
Interior Health recommends you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, take a cool shower or bath or wear a damp shirt to cool down during the hottest hours of the day. Keep windows shut, and curtains/blinds closed. Stay in the shade and use sunscreen if outside and call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.

If Spallumcheen residents have additional concerns related to the heat, please reach out by contacting us at 250-546-3013 or mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca.

Additional resources can be found on the Interior Health website here and the BC Centre for Disease Control website here.