VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Don’t expect a break from this heat for at least a few more days.
“This period of hot weather is expected to persist into early next week,” says Environment Canada’s warning.
NEWS 1130 meteorologist Michael Kuss says although temperatures stay hot the humidity is dropping. He expects highs near 26 degrees by the water and 31 degrees inland in Metro Vancouver. But he says it will feel more like 29 to 32 degrees.
You’re being reminded to stay hydrated, spend time in an air-conditioned place for at least several hours each day, and use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
Never leave people or pets in a parked car.
Signs of heat illness are swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and the worsening of some health conditions.
“Heat stroke is a medical emergency. If you feel dizzy or disoriented seek medical attention. Call 911 or your local emergency number. If someone has a high temperature and is unconscious or confused or has stopped sweating. Cool the person right away,” says Environment Canada’s warning.