A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada that claims the current hot temperatures being experienced on Vancouver Island will last through this coming weekend.
The statement suggests that daytime temperature highs will hover at around 5 to 10 degrees above seasonal averages on Monday and Tuesday.
Vancouver Islanders will get a slight break from the heat by Wednesday as Environment Canada says “the ridge associated with the warm temperatures will shift inland late Tuesday resulting in a slightly cooler period mid-week,” however, the break is only temporary.
The weather agency indicates the ridge will “rebuild from Thursday onward.” This means that more dry weather and warm conditions will hit later in the week and last through the weekend, according to Environment Canada.
The special weather statement has been issued for a large portion of Vancouver Island and the surrounding areas including Greater Victoria, Southern Gulf Islands, Nanaimo, Duncan, Courtenay, Cambell River, Nanoose Bay, Fanny Bay, Port Alberni and other inland areas.