A prolonged heat wave is affecting the South Coast with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37 degrees Celsius.
The heat warning is in effect Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Howe Sound and Whistler, now through to Wednesday. Well above seasonal daytime temperatures combined with elevated overnight temperatures will mean little relief from the heat. However, daytime temperatures will be several degrees cooler near the coast due to breezes from off the water.
While the heat is not forecast to be as severe as during the 2021 heat dome, high temperatures are associated with higher risk of heat-related illness, especially over a prolonged period, says the Province.
Those most at risk are older adults, especially if they live alone, and people with health conditions, such as mental illness, substance-use disorder, physical disabilities, cognitive impairment, respiratory disease, heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. People who are pregnant, infants and young children are also at increased risk.
Meanwhile, here are some indoor and outdoor spaces on the North Shore to cool off.
Lynn Valley Library (1277 Lynn Valley Rd)
Capilano Library (3045 Highland Blvd)
Parkgate Library (3675 Banff Crt)
Community Rec Centres
Ron Andrews (931 Lytton St)
Parkgate (3625 Banff Ct)
Karen Magnussen (2300 Kirkstone Rd)
Delbrook (851 West Queens Rd)
Lions Gate (1733 Lions Gate Ln)
The splash park at Shipyards in North Vancouver is, one of the biggest splash parks in Metro Vancouver is also open to the public. The 8,000-square-foot-water play area will be open until September 5.