Special weather statement in effect for:
High temperatures will continue through the weekend.
A strong ridge of high pressure will remain over the interior of British Columbia leading to hot conditions. Daytime highs in the low thirties will continue through the weekend.
Widespread thunderstorm activity is forecast across much of the BC Interior on Friday with severe thunderstorms possible over northern and central regions. Given the recent hot and dry weather, lightning strikes will increase the potential for wildfire activity.
The public is advised to take measures to prevent overheating including:
-Stay cool and hydrated, particularly during the hottest period of the day from 1pm to 5pm.
-Limit outdoor activity during the day to early morning and evening.
-Dress for the weather by wearing loose, lightweight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
-Keep your home cool. Open windows, close shades or blinds, use an air conditioner and prepare meals that do not require an oven.
-NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
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