“A dangerous long duration heat wave will affect B.C. beginning on Friday and lasting until Tuesday,” Environment Canada warned.
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The fire is burning next to the Coquihalla Highway, and while smoke is visible from the road, fire officials said it was not affecting travel.
Unprecedented June temperatures are forecast to soar into the 40s on Sunday and Monday in the Okanagan.
British Columbia’s Wildfire Service says an out-of-control blaze in the Fraser Canyon has grown further burning 3.5 square kilometres of bush south of Lytton, B.C.
“If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,” the BC Wildfire Service said.
Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures of 23-24 C in Vancouver on Monday and Tuesday, while Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley could see temperatures in the range of 32-33 C.
While there were many thunderstorms in the Cariboo region Tuesday, radar imagery shows there wasn’t a thunderstorm or lightning when this video was taken.
For the second day in a row, waterspouts were spotted in the Strait of Georgia just off shore of Powell River early Thursday morning.
Waterspouts were spotted off the northern tip of Texada Island early Wednesday morning.
Last week the Okanagan experienced a heatwave, with temperatures climbing to 36 C.
The BC Wildfire Service said the 11-hectare Hat Creek Road fire was burning about 10 kilometres south of the community and west of Highway 1.
B.C.’s River Forecast Centre has issue flood warnings for the Skeena Rive above the Babine River, the Stikine River and its tributaries, and the Tuya River.
As our climate changes, there is great concern for drought and wildfires around the world in he years to come and B.C. is no different.
The mercury reached 36.2 in Kelowna, breaking the old mark of 34.5 that was set in 2007. Osoyoos also hit 36.2, eclipsing the old record of 35.0 set in 1970.
Residents should gather essential items, move pets and livestock to a safe area, arrange to transport all household members and arrange accommodation for everyone if possible.