Waking up to the smell of campfire even though your at home, no campfire in sight? No, it’s not because of a wayward camper or an arsonist, nor is it a fire anywhere in B.C. Best guess is that it’s a haze from fires currently blazing in Washington.
That, and there’s a heat wave coming our way, expected to arrive on Wednesday and linger on through Thursday.
From an alert, Environment Canada:
Daytime maximum temperatures are forecast to be 5 to 10 degrees above seasonal on Wednesday and Thursday.
An upper ridge of high pressure will draw warm air northward from the United States this week. Temperatures will peak on Wednesday and Thursday with daytime highs that are 5 to 10 degrees celsius above seasonal for this time of year. Overnight lows will also be up to 5 degrees warmer than seasonal in some areas.
- Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
- Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day.
- Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
NOTE: All this information is readily available on the SPN Weather page, a self-serve resource that is always current, up to the latest information. You needn’t wait for the article.