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Nearly a dozen heat warnings issued for parts of B.C.

A heat spell is on its way.
sun too hot
It'll be a short-lived heat warning, according to Environment Canada.

Heat warnings have been issued for parts of British Columbia as temperatures continue to rise — but it'll be short-lived.

Environment Canada issued the warning on Tuesday for many areas of the province, notifying the public that a stretch of hot weather is on its way. There are 11 regions impacted by the heat warning. 

Environment Canada believes the hottest days are expected to be on Wednesday and Thursday. During this heat warning, the hottest time of the day will be late afternoon to early evening. 

Central and North Coast

  • Daytime highs will be near 30 C
  • Overnight lows in the mid-teens
  • When: Wednesday through to Friday morning

East Vancouver Island

  • Daytime high temperatures of 29-35 C inland
  • Daytime high of 27 C near the water
  • Overnight lows of 16-18 C
  • When: Wednesday and Thursday

Fraser Canyon

  • Daytime highs between 35 and 40 C
  • Overnight lows in the high teens
  • When: Wednesday through to Friday morning

Fraser Valley

  • Daytime highs of 29 to 35 C inland
  • Daytime highs of 27 C near the water
  • Overnight lows of 16 to 18 C
  • When: Wednesday and Thursday

Howe Sound

  • Daytime highs of 29 to 35 C inland 
  • Daytime highs of 27 C near the water
  • Overnight lows of 16 to 18 C
  • When: Wednesday and Thursday

Metro Vancouver

  • Daytime highs of 29 to 35 C inland
  • Daytime highs of 27 C near the water
  • Overnight lows of 16 to 18 C
  • When: Wednesday and Thursday

North Thompson

  • Daytime highs near 35 C
  • Overnight lows hitting 15 C
  • When: Wednesday until Friday morning

Okanagan Valley 

  • Daytime highs of 35 to 40 C
  • Overnight lows near 18 C
  • When: Wednesday through to Friday morning

South Thompson

  • Daytime highs of 35 to 40 C
  • Overnight lows in the high teens
  • When: Wednesday to Friday morning

Sunshine Coast

  • Daytime high temperatures of 29 to 35 C
  • Daytime high of 27 C near the water
  • Overnight lows of 16 to 18 C
  • When: Wednesday and Thursday

Once temperature thresholds are met and are expected to increase over three days, a newly formed BC Heat Committee will make the call to send out an emergency broadcast alert through the national text alert readiness system, radio and television. That's different from flood or wildfire warnings, which are currently issued at the municipal or regional level.

Across B.C., the regional temperature thresholds are:

  • Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island: daytime high of 29 C, nighttime low of 16 C
  • Fraser Valley: daytime high of 33 C, nighttime low of 17 C
  • Southeast (including the southern Okanagan): daytime high of 35 C, nighttime low of 18 C
  • Northeast: daytime high of 29 C, nighttime low of 14 C
  • Northwest: daytime high of 28 C, nighttime low of 13 

There are a number of campfire bans in place