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Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat Alerts for the Okanagan Valley

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...

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Interior Health - Healthy Communities Newsletter August

  This month's newsletter has a strong focus on extreme heat. Check out the August newsletter here. 

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Campfire Ban - Thursday, August 4, 2022 at noon

Campfire Ban begins Thursday, August 4, 2022 at noon

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Public Notice - Beat the Heat - North Okanagan Heat Warnings

HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NORTH OKANAGAN The North Okanagan is currently under a Heat Warning with a heat wave impacting many parts of British Columbia this week. Daytimes highs are projected to be between 35 to 40 degrees Celsius though to Sunday July 31 with a gradual cooling trend expected early next week. Current projections show a return to seasonal normal temperatures by Tuesday, August 2. Many local places offer a cool environment to help beat the heat including coffee shops and...

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Be prepared for risk of wildfires over the long weekend

The Province of BC and BC Wildfire Service are warning that sustained high temperatures throughout British Columbia this week are increasing the potential for wildfires. Residents, travelers and campers should: be prepared for the potential of wildfire, be prepared for heat, have an emergency plan, and stay informed as conditions change. The BC Wildfire Service is closely monitoring these changing conditions and making necessary preparations with strategic...

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Municipalities Open Cooling Centres

Local authorities and First Nations are implementing their heat response plans, including opening cooling centres in communities, following heat warnings throughout British Columbia.

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Interior Health heat warning guidance

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued heat warnings across Interior Health this week, with temperatures expected to soar as high as 40 degrees in a number of communities. With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat-related illness increases. The BC Centre of Disease Control provides a broad range of heat-related guidance on its website , including information on the different types of heat alerts, how to prepare for hot temperatures, symptoms of heat-related illnesses, those most...

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People encouraged to prepare for potential heat warnings

The Province of British Columbia is encouraging people to get prepared for upcoming high temperatures. British Columbians can expect higher temperatures as a high-pressure ridge is moving into B.C. and may result in heat warnings this weekend or early next week. Hot and dry weather for many parts of British Columbia is predicted by Environment and Climate Change Canada. While the current forecast suggests a dip in daytime high temperatures late this week, there is potential for the...

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