Environment Canada weather

A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Heat warning issued for Okanagan-Shuswap

Temperatures won’t reach the 40 C seen earlier this month, but highs in the mid-30s are expected

 

Environment Canada forecasts possible rain on Sunday August 1 (Black Press File Photo)

Rain forecasted for the Okanagan Valley this weekend

The much-needed rain comes with a caveat in the form of lightning and wind

 

A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Interior Health issues warning as temperatures climb

Temperatures are projected to hover around the mid-30s throughout the week

 

Albert Huynh, right, tosses water at Leanne Opuyes as they cool off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Environment Canada has issued heat warnings and special weather statements as unseasonable temperatures return to parts of B.C. and the Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heat warnings, special weather statements issued for parts of Western Canada

Temperatures not expected to reach record-breaking heights of a few weeks ago

Albert Huynh, right, tosses water at Leanne Opuyes as they cool off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Environment Canada has issued heat warnings and special weather statements as unseasonable temperatures return to parts of B.C. and the Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The heat warnings come after many areas in the region are battling wildfires and drought from the lack of rain. (Pexels)

More heat warnings coming for B.C.’s Southern Interior: Environment Canada

High temperatures are forecasted for much of the region this week

The heat warnings come after many areas in the region are battling wildfires and drought from the lack of rain. (Pexels)
Smoke from regional fires choked the air of much of the Pacific Northwest for several days. Courtesy photo

Smoky skies loom over Okanagan Valley

Environment Canada urges residents to stay safe, as smoke blankets the region

Smoke from regional fires choked the air of much of the Pacific Northwest for several days. Courtesy photo
Skies are smoky in the Okanagan as wildfires burn. Pictured is one of the fires burning north of Big White, as seen from Dilworth Mountain on July 1. (Dale Mckee/Facebook)

Expect smoky skies and high heat in Okanagan-Shuswap

Environment Canada said the mid- to high-30s won’t last past Wednesday

Skies are smoky in the Okanagan as wildfires burn. Pictured is one of the fires burning north of Big White, as seen from Dilworth Mountain on July 1. (Dale Mckee/Facebook)
Smoky air blanketed Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on July 1, 2021. A smoky skies bulletin was also issued that day. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)

Air quality warning issued for smoke in Okanagan Valley, Shuswap regions

Environment Canada issued a smoky skies bulletin on July 10 around 12 p.m.

Smoky air blanketed Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on July 1, 2021. A smoky skies bulletin was also issued that day. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (Contributed)
Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (Contributed)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘Heat is just relentless’: Meteorologist warns of hot, dry summer ahead for B.C.

Environment Canada isn’t expecting any significant rain until the second half of August

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat in downtown Kelowna on Monday, July 27. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Weather alert lifted, but heat still on for Okanagan-Shuswap: Environment Canada

Environment Canada meteorologist says we’re not quite out of the woods yet

A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat in downtown Kelowna on Monday, July 27. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)
People try to beat the heat at a beach on June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Persistent pressure from B.C. heat wave to affect rest of summer: meteorologist

Seasonal modelling is predicting higher-than-normal temperatures to persist through August and September

People try to beat the heat at a beach on June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
(Black Press file photo)

Weather alert issued for Okanagan-Shuswap

Environment Canada is calling for isolated thunderstorms, lightning and strong wind gusts

(Black Press file photo)
On the hottest day of the year, June 28, 2021, Black Press Media tests cooking an egg on pavement in Surrey, B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. sees temperatures hot enough to cook an egg on pavement – kind of

Lytton broke a Canadian all-time record for a second day in a row as B.C. heat wave continues

On the hottest day of the year, June 28, 2021, Black Press Media tests cooking an egg on pavement in Surrey, B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
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‘Lay low and let this pass’: Okanagan Sunday temperatures beat records again

Environment Canada is advising people to ‘lay low’ and stay indoors if they can

(Pixabay Image)
Children cool off in a public fountain in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, June 19, 2021. The heat wave continues in Lithuania as temperature rose to as high as 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

B.C. cities could reach 40 C as 4-day extreme heat warning issued around province

Officials urging seniors, children and pets to stay safe in the heat

Children cool off in a public fountain in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, June 19, 2021. The heat wave continues in Lithuania as temperature rose to as high as 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna shatters a number of same-day high records this past week

Kelowna is on track to continue to set new same-day records in the next coming days

People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Record-breakingly hot temperatures forecast for B.C. this weekend

An ‘exceptionally strong’ ridge of high pressure building Friday to Tuesday could leave parts of the province dangerously warm

A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A storm watch has been issued for the Okanagan, Kootenays and Columbia regions of B.C. (Calvin Dickson photo)

Another severe thunderstorm watch issued for the Okanagan

Conditions are favourable for thunderstorms that may produce strong wind gusts, hail and heavy rain

A storm watch has been issued for the Okanagan, Kootenays and Columbia regions of B.C. (Calvin Dickson photo)
Lightning in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Okanagan

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms overnight

Lightning in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)