August may have come and gone but the heat remains for many parts of Vancouver Island.
Environment Canada said in a statement posted on its website Friday morning that a heat warning remains in place for the eastern and inland portions of Vancouver Island.
“A ridge of high pressure will bring one final day of heat today,” the weather agency said.
Temperatures for both inland and eastern Vancouver Island — Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo, and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay — are expected to reach as high as 29 degrees today.
“The hottest time of the day will be late afternoon to early evening. The coolest time of day will be near sunrise.”
Environment Canada is reminding people to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and to stay in a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.
The heat is expected to come to an end beginning on Saturday, according to Environment Canada.
“A cooler, more moist air mass moves into B.C. over the weekend bringing the return of seasonal temperatures and rain showers,” said the agency.