Heatwave Warning This Weekend

June 22, 2022

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Fraser Valley as temperatures are expected to rise for the first weekend of summer.

The Fraser Valley will experience a stretch of warmer than average temperatures from Friday, June 25 to Tuesday, June 28. Beginning on June 25 temperatures will reach into the upper 20's. Through the weekend and into early next week, temperatures in the low 30's are forecast. There will be some respite from the elevated daytime temperatures as overnight lows fall into the mid-teens.

With rising temperatures, there will be an increase in snowmelt and snowpack instability. High stream flows and water levels are expected. Use extra caution near high-flowing waters and avalanche-prone terrain. 

Beat the Heat

Overheating during hot weather can harm your health and cause heat-related illnesses. Visit HealthLink BC for tips for beating the heat.

Wildfire Risk

Elevated heat also increases the risk of wildfire. Residents are urged to do their part to prevent human-caused wildfires and help keep communities safe. To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

Helpful Links

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

Please refer to the British Columbia River Forecast Centre and Avalanche Canada for local messaging.