Winter Solstice sunset at Macaulay Point Park (Heather K Jones Photography)

Environment Canada has extended the special weather statements for Vancouver Island’s first heatwave of the season.

On Saturday, the weather agency first said the heatwave would be “short lived” but it has now been extended to last through this coming weekend.

According to the statement, daytime temperature highs will hover at around 5 to 10 degrees above seasonal averages on Monday and Tuesday.

There will be a slight break in hot temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday before returning for the weekend where temperatures could exceed 30°C.

Saturday is expected to be the hottest day of the week where temperatures will exceed 30°C, while the rest of the week is slightly under those temps.

Stay cool, Victoria!

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