Vancouver Island is heating up as a ridge of high pressure and a warmer airmass will give a couple of hot days this week.

Environment Canada issued another heat warning for two sections of Vancouver Island, with a stretch of high temperatures expected today (Wednesday) and Thursday.

Cooler temperatures are expected Friday and into the weekend.

The heat warning is in effect for east and inland Vancouver Island.

Areas of the warning include:

  • Courtenay to Campbell River
  • Duncan to Nanaimo
  • Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay

During the day, temperatures will reach 29℃ to 34℃ inland, with overnight lows of 15℃ to 17 degrees.

The Greater Victoria area will see a high of 25℃ and and close to 19℃ near the water. The humidex could make it feel like 30 degrees.

Whistler, Squamish and the Sunshine Coast are also under heat warnings.

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