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Heat warning for Vancouver remains in effect Monday as 'record-breaking' hot spell continues

We're going to be feeling hot, hot, HOT a little longer
The intensely hot weather is expected to last until Tuesday in Metro Vancouver, according to Environment Canada

It's going to be another hot one today in Vancouver, as a "dangerous long duration heat wave" continues to hold British Columbia in its grip Monday.

A heat warning remains in place for Metro Vancouver, according to Environment Canada, with a threat of "daytime highs ranging from 33 to 43 degrees celsius combined with overnight lows of 18 to 22 degrees celsius."

Humidex values during this period will reach the mid 40's, cautions the national weather agency.

The affected areas span the full Metro Vancouver region.

vancouver-weather-forecast-june-28-2021Vancouver weather forecast for the week of June 28, 2021. By Environment Canada

In the Fraser Valley, Monday daytime highs will range from 38 to 44 degrees celsius combined with overnight lows of 20 to 24 degrees celsius. 

Heat warnings are in place for much of the province, with record-breaking temps expected in multiple places.

The heat wave is expected to last until Tuesday. 

"The duration of this heat wave is concerning as there is little relief at night with elevated overnight temperatures," adds Environment Canada in its heat warning. 

This "record-breaking heat event" also ups the risk of heat-related illnesses. 

In response to the soaring temperatures, school districts across the Lower Mainland have cancelled classes Monday. BC Hydro reports escalating - and record-breaking - usage into Monday, with another day of high usage expected today. 

While many residents of Metro Vancouver have planned to escape the heat of their homes in favour of air conditioned restaurants, several such businesses across the region have reported dangerous working conditions for staff in hot kitchens and have opted to curb hours or shut down entirely.

Late last week, the City of Vancouver outlined plans to open cooling centres and set up misting stations around the city.