Friday, May 17, 2024

Greater Victoria heat advisory continues into this weekend

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Anyone looking for a reprieve from this week’s hot weather should continue to take precautions, as Greater Victoria heads into a weekend of higher than average temperatures.

Environment Canada has extended the heat advisory released earlier this week as a summertime ridge of high pressure remains anchored offshore.

Friday’s temperatures are forecast to reach 30℃, with Saturday and Sunday reaching 28℃ and 27℃, respectively.

“This period of hot weather will persist through the weekend,” the advisory states.

The advisory is in effect due to persistent high daytime temperatures, warm overnight low temperatures, and the warm period’s extended duration.

Environment Canada is reminding people to take the following precautions:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking cold beverages, preferably water
  • Spend time in an air-conditioned facility for at least several hours every day
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade, and use sunscreen with SPF-30 or
    more
  • Never leave children or pets alone in a parked car

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

heat warning
(Environment Canada)
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Myles Sauer
Former staff editor and writer at Victoria Buzz.

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