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With the first day of June coming up in just a few days and Victoria set to see 7 straight days of sunshine this week, island residents who enjoy the heat are in for some good news this summer.

After an inconsistent spring full of grey rainy days and island record-breaking heat, BC is expected to see a more persistent stretch of warm summer weather.

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According to the Weather Network, BC residents will experience a hot and dry summer – perfect conditions for beach-goers but dangerous for potential wildfires.

Throughout the months of June, July, and August, the weather agency predicts that the consistent heat will create a heightened risk of wildfires over the season.

While the flames themselves are destructive enough on their own, meteorologists at the Weather Network are concerned about the health impacts of smoke that the fires produce.

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Meanwhile, the majority of the rest of Canada is expected to see a slightly cooler summer this year.

The Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada have less extreme heat in the forecast compared to 2018, though Southern Ontario and Quebec are expected to be hotter than their northern regional counterparts.

The Weather Network’s predicted heat map for the summer is pictured below:

(The Weather Network)