Major heatwave set to strike Southern British Columbia, Canada
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Southern B.C. this weekend – warning of a major heatwave across the region.
An exceptionally strong ridge of high pressure will build over Western Canada this Friday and Saturday allowing hot air to move over the southern part of the province.
Residents in the Southern Interior will see temperatures of almost 40 degrees, while those in the South Coast will see temperatures in the low thirties.
The highest temperatures are expected Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.
Global BC meteorologist Yvonne Schalle says temperature records are expected to be broken, especially in the interior.
A weak weather disturbance moving onshore Sunday evening will bring the chance of thunderstorms over the South Coast. A slight cooling trend will begin Monday, however Environment Canada says the unseasonably hot weather will persist through Canada day.
Courtesy of globalnews.ca