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Hot, hot, hot: Metro Vancouver forecast includes temperatures up to 31°C

A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada.
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Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the Metro Vancouver region in June 2022. Have a look at the full forecast for the summer. Photo: @ParkBoard / Twitter

Are you finally ready to see some summer weather in the city? 

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Metro Vancouver region, calling for above-average temperatures heading into the weekend. 

The forecast signals the first hot stretch of summer weather on the south coast, with daytime highs expected to rise into the low 30s inland and overnight lows dipping down to the mid-teens. 

Starting on Wednesday (June 22), however, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 18°C with an overnight low of 13°C. Thursday's temperatures are expected to be similar, but a few degrees warmer inland, reaching a high of 22°C. 

By Friday, the national weather forecaster calls for temperatures along the water to reach 22°C, with inland temperatures climbing into the upper 20s. Through the weekend, temperatures are expected to rise even higher, with temperatures soaring into the low 30s by early next week. 

Thankfully, overnight lows are expected to drop into the mid-teens, offering a respite from the sizzling daytime temperatures.

Elevated temperatures increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, warns Environment Canada.

"Although heat is expected, bodies of water still remain cool for this time of year and may pose a risk of hypothermia when exposed to cold water for a prolonged period of time," explains the weather statement. 

"Freezing levels rise throughout this event and will lead to an increase in snowmelt and snowpack instability. Increased stream flows due to run-off are possible."

Have a look at Environment Canada's summer forecast for the Metro Vancouver region.