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‘Hot spell’ forecast for B.C.’s Lower Mainland, starting Sunday

People sit and lie in the sun at Kitsilano Beach Park in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hot weather is on the way for B.C.’s South Coast.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound warning of a “brief hot spell” peaking Sunday.

The weather agency says a ridge of high pressure will build over southern B.C., with daytime highs hitting the mid-30s — particularly in Howe Sound and the Fraser Valley.

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Overnight temperatures are forecast in the high-teens.

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Environment Canada says temperatures will remain high on Monday, but will gradually weaken from Sunday’s peaks.

It says a heat warning may also be issued when it has firmer information about how the weather system will play out.

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