Heat warning up for Metro Vancouver and much of B.C.’s south coast


Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast, Greater Victoria, and the Southern Gulf Islands.

Inland highs in Metro Vancouver on Monday could reach 32 degrees Celsius.

A similar warning was issued Sunday for the Fraser Canyon, where highs Monday and Tuesday are to reach 35 degrees in places like Lilloeet and Lytton.

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The heatwave has left some workers stuck outside in the sweltering temperatures.

Angie Herod with Jack Cewe Ltd. has been flagging in 28-degree weather at a Coquitlam construction site all day.

“You build up a tolerance to it, that’s for sure, but we always need to hydrate and when we can we try to give each other breaks into the shade,” she said.

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Herod admits that drivers don’t tend to give them much sympathy.

She asks motorist to “have a little tolerance for us because we look grumpy but we’re really not grumpy, we’re just tired and hot.”

She adds in her 25 years working in construction, a job has never been cancelled because of warm weather.

Environment Canada says that while these temperatures are not out of the ordinary for this time of year, people need to be aware of the health risks associated with the hot weather.