Sunrise from Taylor Beach - Photo by Ian Terris Photography

After experiencing a scorching hot weekend, this should come as no surprise to most Victorians.

Environment Canada has issued a heat advisory for Greater Victoria, as daytime temperatures reach highs of up to 28°C with nighttime lows of 16°C.

Despite the fact that it’s the middle of July and you probably saw this coming, the agency is warning people to keep in mind the health hazards associated with high temperatures.

Young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors are particularly at risk of contracting heat-related illnesses.

Symptoms include swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

So remember folks, stay hydrated, make sure everyone else around you is drinking plenty of water, and most importantly, don’t leave pets or people in a parked vehicle!

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