It’s going to be a hot and smoky few days in the Southern Interior.
Environment Canada has issued both a heat warning and a special air quality report that covers the southern interior.
The website Firesmoke.ca is saying that the interior will be laden under smoke until around 6 p.m. tonight, and then it will start to move on.
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When it comes to heat, however, Environment Canada is reporting that a reprieve is far in the distance.
Daytime maximum temperatures will reach or exceed 35 C today. It will get even hotter on Thursday and maximum temperatures will peak close to 40 C. Overnight minimum temperatures will only recover to the upper teens to 20 C for the next couple of nights.
It will remain hot on Friday as daytime highs remain in the low to mid-30s C. Significant cooling will occur on Saturday as a cold front moves through the area.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
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