August 16, 2016 9:13 pm

Special weather statement issued for B.C.’s South Coast

File photo: Environment Canada says it's going to be hot for B.C.'s South Coast over the next few days as temperatures climb to the low 30s.

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Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement as temperatures across the South Coast of B.C. are set to climb into the low 30s over the next few days.

The  hottest day will be Thursday with afternoon highs above 32 degrees in many inland locations.

“The circulation will gradually shift onshore beginning Friday, allowing temperatures to subside by a few degrees,” reads the weather statement.

Environment Canada warns the “higher than normal” temperatures are expected to last into the middle of the week.

The statement warns of heat-related symptoms people can experience, such as dizziness, confusion and fainting.

Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to protect themselves from the heat:

-Stay cool

-Drink plenty of water

-Check in with others, especially if they live alone

-Never leave children or pets in a parked car

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