WATCH: After a hot, dry July, another heat wave is on the way for Vancouver Island. Calvin To reports.
After a hot, dry July, another heat wave is on the way for Vancouver Island.
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for inland and east Vancouver Island, and an air quality advisory is in effect for Duncan, Nanaimo and Parksville.
Highs are expected to reach 36 degrees Celsius in Port Alberni on Tuesday, the hottest place on Vancouver Island.
Meanwhile, a wildfire continues to burn in the Nanaimo Lakes area, and the B.C. coast is sitting under a Level 3 Drought.
“When we start to see months with zero precipitation in lots of locations, it’s certainly in the top three or top five for almost every location in southern B.C. in terms of both temperature and lack of precipitation,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan.
There could be relief on the way in the form of a low-pressure system that could lead to rain, but it could also result in dry lightning.