Keep the flip flops on and the sunscreen at the ready.

As of Thursday morning, Environment Canada has a special weather advisory in place for Greater Victoria until the end of Friday.

On September 10 and 11, daytime maximum temperatures are forecast to be 5 to 10 degrees celsius above seasonal averages in the region.

Thursday’s daytime highs are forecast to reach up to 29ºC while Friday is expected to get up to 25ºC during the day.

This unseasonably warm weather is attributed to an upper ridge of high pressure that is drawing warm air northward from the United States.

Overnight, temperature lows will also be up to 5 degrees warmer than average in some parts of Greater Victoria.

See also: 18 photos of Tuesday’s smoky skies over Greater Victoria (PHOTOS)

In light of this late summer warm spell, Environment Canada advises residents to drink plenty of water, stay in a cool place, schedule outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day, and to never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

The temperature statement follows a second environment advisory earlier this week after the air quality in Victoria descended to record levels thanks to wildfire smoke from Washington state blanketing the region on Tuesday.

As of Thursday afternoon, the air quality is back to a low-risk rating and the smoke appears to have dissipated from the city.

Here is the weather forecast for the next seven days in Victoria: