What will the temperature be on Sunday and Monday in Squamish?

Environment Canada issues a special weather statement for the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky.

Stay hydrated and seek shade, Squamish. It will be hot outside.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky.

This alert is for Sunday and Monday.

After a rather cool spring, this is the first warm part of summer for the south coast.

Daytime highs are expected to reach low 30s with nightly lows through the mid-1920s.

“The south coast is experiencing a stretch of much warmer than average temperatures through Monday. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high 20s near the water and in the low 30s in the interior. land,” the alert reads.

With this rise in temperature come risks to humans, pets and the environment.

People are at higher risk for heat-related illnesses.

According Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), signs of heat exhaustion include:

  • Profuse sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid breathing and heart rate
  • Headache
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle cramps
  • extreme thirst
  • New rash
  • Dark urine and decreased urination

“Anyone with signs of heat exhaustion should move to a cool space, drink water, and apply cool water to large areas of skin – take a bath, shower, or wet their clothes. Take these steps immediately as heat exhaustion can quickly turn into a heat stroke, which is a medical emergency,” the VCH website reads.

Protect yourself

Here are other ways to avoid getting sick from the heat:

  • Head to the Brennan Park Leisure Center or Squamish Public Library to cool off
  • Wear a wet shirt or apply damp towels to your skin to cool down
  • Drink plenty of water and other fluids to stay hydrated
  • Wear loose, breathable, light-colored clothing
  • Limit activity, especially during the hottest hours of the day (usually 2-4 p.m. in BC)
  • Close windows and draw interior/exterior blinds/blinds around 10:00 a.m. to trap cooler air inside and block out the sun

Leave your dog at home

Now is not the time to leave your dog in the car while you run to the store.

British Columbia SPCA responds to hundreds of calls each year about animals in distress in hot cars.
Dogs don’t have sweat glands, so they can only cool themselves by panting and releasing heat through their paws, the SPCA notes.

“Dogs cannot withstand high temperatures for long periods of time, especially older pets and brachycephalic breeds such as pugs, bulldogs, Boston terriers and others with compressed faces,” said said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications for the BC SPCA in a press release sent last time. summer.

She said SPCA officers see pets dying from being left in vehicles.

“This is a completely preventable tragedy for both the poor animal and its distraught keeper,” she said.

Here’s what the BCSPCA advises if you see a dog left in a car.

  • Note the license plate, vehicle color, make and model, and ask nearby business officials to call the owner to return to their vehicle immediately. If the animal is not showing signs of distress, but you are concerned, you can stay close to the vehicle to monitor the situation until the owner returns.
  • If the animal shows clear signs of heatstroke or other symptoms of distress, call your local animal control agency (604-815-6866 or 604.815.5067 weekdays in Squamish) the RCMP or the calls the BC SPCA at 1-855-622-7722 as soon as possible.

heat and the environment

From an environmental perspective, freezing levels will increase throughout this heat event and lead to increased snowmelt and snowpack instability. An increase in stream flow due to runoff is likely, according to Environment Canada.

“Although heat is expected, bodies of water remain cool for this time of year and may pose a risk of hypothermia with prolonged exposure,” the special weather alert reads.

Temperatures are expected to return to near normal levels by the middle of next week as a cooler, unstable air mass pushes towards the shore.

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