Canada issues widespread heat wave warnings until mid-week

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Environment Canada has issued widespread heatwave warnings over much of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan due to a ridge of high pressure that is expected to last until mid-week.

For its part, the Bureau of Meteorology in Canada issued about 40 high temperature warnings, as more than 20 daily temperature records were recorded throughout the province of British Columbia.

British Columbia is the hottest place in Canada

According to the official statement issued by the Bureau of Meteorology in Canada this morning, the city of Ashcroft, which is located in the province of British Columbia, is considered the hottest city in Canada, as the temperature reached 40.3 degrees Celsius.

The statement also issued by Environment Canada indicated that the temperature in Layton had reached 39.9 degrees Celsius, and this figure is considered greater than the number recorded in 1953, which was 38.9 degrees Celsius.

High temperature alerts for British Columbia

The statement from Environment Canada, which is updated daily, said that most of the lower third of the province, and the northeastern part of British Columbia.

The statement from Canada's Bureau of Meteorology also included the inland sections of the central and northern coasts, Whistler, the Sunshine Coast, Metro Vancouver, and the Fraser Valley, in addition to eastern and inland Vancouver Island.

Smoke, fire and heat warnings across Alberta

For its part, the Canadian Ministry of Environment has confirmed that temperatures are expected to continue to rise until at least the middle of the week, and according to a statement by the Bureau of Meteorology in Canada, it is expected that temperatures in northern Alberta will rise to between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius, and will continue until the middle of the week at Least, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

The main reason behind the heat in Western Canada

Rob Griffiths, chief meteorologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada, confirmed that the main reason behind the significant rise in temperatures in western Canada is due to the high pressure system, combined with longer days and limited cooling during the night.

High temperatures are expected to continue in western Canada until next Thursday, specifically in Calgary, and the Bureau of Meteorology at Environment and Climate Change Canada added that high temperatures may continue in southern Alberta until the end of the week.

More active wildfires

For her part, Melissa Storey, Alberta Wildfire's regional information officer, confirmed in press statements to CBC News that many provinces in Canada are expected to witness more active forest fire behavior and new forest fires may start.

She added that the rise in temperatures, in addition to the increase in winds, is expected to make fires more dangerous and more active, warning of the smoke resulting from forest fires, which is also expected to pose another health risk.

Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water

The Canadian Meteorological Service called on citizens to monitor the effects of health conditions, including swelling, rashes, convulsions, fainting, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

She asked residents, especially the elderly, young children, the disabled and pregnant women, to drink plenty of water and keep their bodies hydrated, even before they feel thirsty.

The authority warned against the behavior of some car drivers, including leaving children or pets inside a parked car.

Some heat warnings lifted in Canada

Environment Canada said that it is expected to lift more temperature warnings in the next few days for the middle of this week, especially along the coast and on Vancouver Island, and other areas can expect the heat to continue for a longer period.

The authority confirmed that temperatures are expected to rise significantly in the interior and southern regions of British Columbia until next Thursday.

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