It’s a hot one out there!
Temperatures in Greater Victoria reached new records on Tuesday, beating a previous record set in 2019.
According to the Government of Canada’s Weather Summaries, the temperature at Victoria International Airport reached 31.5° on July 26th, setting a new record.
The previous record of 30.5° was set in 2019. Records in the area have been kept since 1914.
On Monday, Environment Canada issued a special heat warning weather statement for much of BC, including Greater Victoria, east Vancouver Island and inland Vancouver Island.
The weather agency said a heatwave will impact the province until Friday or Saturday, thanks to a strong ridge of high pressure.
It’ll be hottest in the late afternoon and early evening and the coolest near sunrise.
For resources on heat-related illnesses, you can check out HealthLink BC or call them at 8-1-1.
To help the public get through the heat, municipalities have opened up cooling centres, created misting stations, and have outlined locations of fountains to help residents keep comfortable.