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Hold those fans, Victoria! 

We won’t be getting a break from the heat just yet! 

Environment Canada’s special heat warning weather statement has now been extended throughout the weekend.

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.

In that announcement, the weather agency said a heatwave would impact the province this week until Friday or Saturday, thanks to a strong ridge of high pressure with temperatures being the hottest in the late afternoon and early evening and the coolest near sunrise.

Now, an updated weather statement has announced the heat warning has been extended until Sunday, with a pattern change expected early next week. 

On Saturday and Sunday, daytime high temperatures will be 28°C to 26°C, before dropping down to the low 20s early next week. 

This week’s extreme heat not only broke temperature records, it also resulted in municipalities opening up cooling centres, misting stations and outlining locations of fountains to help residents keep comfortable. 

See more: Here’s where you can cool off from the heat in and around Greater Victoria

The misting stations can be found using this interactive map online and fountains can be found here.

For resources on heat-related illnesses, you can check out HealthLink BC or call them at 8-1-1.

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