This could be the hottest day of summer in the Lower Mainland

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Stock up on popsicles and put on that tank top: Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning in Metro Vancouver for today and Thursday.

More hot weather is blanketing the region, including the City of Vancouver, Burnaby, New West, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, Richmond, Delta, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.

Maximum temperatures will reach the upper twenties near the water and the low to mid thirties inland. Overnight minimums will only recover to the mid to upper teens.

Environment Canada

Those low- to mid-thirties mean that inland temps could become the new high bar for temps this summer in Metro Vancouver–Environment Canada is calling for 34C today and 33C tomorrow in inland areas. In fact, those areas could set the regional high temp of 2018 today.

Relief is, allegedly, in sight, with cooling due Friday and Saturday, and weekend fun is predicted to be marred by the chance of showers Saturday and Sunday.

If the heat has your head feeling a little fried on how to handle the weather, the City of Vancouver has a few tips for you:

Photos in the #vancouverisawesome feed on Instagram also show us how to handle the summer heatwave:

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom