Thursday may be the hottest day of the year.
It is official.
July 2016 is in the record books as the hottest month in recorded history.
While this summer on Vancouver Island is not a record breaker yet, hold on.
It’s about to warm up.
As Mary Griffin reports, that means campfire bans and hot, hot heat.
It’s one way to cool off.
Jumping off the rocks into the waters at Goldstream Park.
Inside the campground, chopping kindling is Justin Philips job.
Campfire is the focus for this family.
it’s nice to be around my friends.”
We cook and talk.”
“It’s really nice and warm.
And it’s nice to be around family and friends.”
But as of noon Wednesday, a ban on campfires and open fires goes into effect.
But Rachael Steinberg says they are prepared.
“Two of our friends work for Malahat Fire Department, so they told us about it last night.
We have the propane fire pit coming up tomorrow.”
The forest fire danger rating for the south island, and meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe says there is no precipitation in sight.
“This will be the hottest week for the south coast this summer.
Probably not all-time record breaking, but we will be breaking daily high temperatures records across Vancouver Island beginning Thursday.”
Cooling off in the ocean is an option for those looking to beat the heat.
“It’s nice to get some summer weather.
But any hotter than this and it’s hard to be out and about.”
These players, Charlie Martell and Carson Freeman, swear by Pokemon Go.
“Because of the water.
The water attracts so many rare Pokemon.
“So the hot weather is not stop you from coming down here?”
Not at all.”
“We’ll see you on Thursday?”
With temperatures expected to climb into the thirties by Thursday, some are coping by sharing.
“Thirty is warm here, absolutely.
Ice cream weather.”
Maddy Buckingham at the Beacon Hill Drive In Restaurant says they’re preparing for the heat.
“It’s pretty busy, especially on the weekends.
It’s the August heat.
It’s going to be lots of ice cream going out.”
Enjoy the weather, before the record heat hits.