Heat wave

People take advantage of another record-breaking temperature day in Vernon Sunday, Oct. 9, to do some paddleboarding at Ellison Provincial Park. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Another new temperature record for Vernon

Mercury reaches 22.6 degrees C Sunday, Oct. 9, beating old mark of 22.2 C set in 1906

 

A couple enjoys the sunset on Okanagan Lake by the Sicamous. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

August was the Okanagan’s warmest month ever, September to be a ‘mixed bag’

Monthly temperatures in Penticton, Vernon, Kelowna and Salmon Arm were 2 to 4 C higher than normal

 

Rotary Beach and other Summerland beaches have been busy during the recent warm summer temperatures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Hot weather plans needed

The heat this summer and last summer has been unusual

  • Aug 23, 2022

 

The heat warning set for the Central and South Okanagan on Tuesday has been extended to the North, including Vernon and Enderby (Shutterstock)

Heat warning extended to North Okanagan

The warning was put in place for the Central (Kelowna) and South (Penticton) Okanagan on Tuesday

The heat warning set for the Central and South Okanagan on Tuesday has been extended to the North, including Vernon and Enderby (Shutterstock)
The advice is to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. (File photo)

Heat warning in effect for Central and South Okanagan

Daytime temperatures are expected to reach 35 C to 40 C, while overnight lows will be near 18 C

The advice is to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. (File photo)
Paramedics in B.C. responded to about 210 heat-related patient events during the July 2022 heat wave. According to the BC Coroners Service, 16 people died. (APBC image)

16 deaths recorded during B.C.’s July heat wave

Heat-related death data first since review into 2021 heat dome was issued

Paramedics in B.C. responded to about 210 heat-related patient events during the July 2022 heat wave. According to the BC Coroners Service, 16 people died. (APBC image)
July 26, Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for 38 regions in the province. (Image: Environment Canada).

Guide for health-checks during extreme heat released by B.C. officials

As B.C. gets out of its first heat wave of the summer, new guide gives insight to health checks

July 26, Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for 38 regions in the province. (Image: Environment Canada).
(Wikimedia Commons)

Kelowna man on disability seeks help to beat the heat

Income too stretched to include air conditioning unit

(Wikimedia Commons)
The Shuswap River Ambassadors have stocked the Kids Don't Float kiosks with lifejackets for use. (Video still)

Enderby Shuswap River users reminded, ‘Kids don’t float’

Heatwave sees increasing number of people out on river, despite higher-than-normal levels

The Shuswap River Ambassadors have stocked the Kids Don't Float kiosks with lifejackets for use. (Video still)
A boy and girl dunk their heads in a water fountain during a heat wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

New single-day temperature records set across B.C. amid heat wave

Lytton saw the highest temperature at 42 C

A boy and girl dunk their heads in a water fountain during a heat wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place will open at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, as a cooling centre to help residents beat the heat. (Morning Star - file photo)

More options to beat the heat in Vernon, with free shuttle

Residents seeking relief from the heat can venture to Kal Tire Place, library and more

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place will open at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, as a cooling centre to help residents beat the heat. (Morning Star - file photo)
(Greg Sabatino photo/Black Press File Photo)

Beat the heat with cooling stations around Kelowna

Temperatures are expected to reach the high 30’s each of the next few days

(Greg Sabatino photo/Black Press File Photo)
City Park (File photo/City of Kelowna)

Outreach vans from Kelowna’s Gospel Mission helping beat the heat

Temps across Okanagan expected to reach high 30s this week

City Park (File photo/City of Kelowna)
Morning Star file photo

UPDATE: RCMP investigating fire possibly sparked by flare in Coldstream

Blaze on boundary of district and Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park concerning

Morning Star file photo
(Pixaby photo)

B.C.’s seniors advocate urges seniors and caregivers to prepare for rising temperatures

Dual focus during high temperatures is to keep the room cool and to keep the body cool

(Pixaby photo)
A man cools off his dog at a fountain as temperatures go above 30 C on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in Montreal. Heat warnings remain in place throughout Eastern Canada, with Environment Canada warning of humidex levels in the mid to high 30s or even 40 C heading into the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Environment Canada warning of humidex levels in the mid to high 30s in the east

B.C. says potential heat warnings could begin as early as Saturday and continue into next week

A man cools off his dog at a fountain as temperatures go above 30 C on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in Montreal. Heat warnings remain in place throughout Eastern Canada, with Environment Canada warning of humidex levels in the mid to high 30s or even 40 C heading into the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Skaha Beach in Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press)

‘We learned a lot last year’: Public urged to be prepared for heat wave in Penticton

The city has seven publically accessible water stations and two dog park taps

Skaha Beach in Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson, warning temperatures could rise to 32 degrees today. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)
(Courtesy of Pixabay)

British Columbians told to prepare as temperatures set to ramp up this weekend

Province issues heat-safety tips ahead of potential heat waves

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson, warning temperatures could rise to 32 degrees today. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)
(Courtesy of Pixabay)
Summer beachgoers in the Okanagan are encouraged to seek protection from excessive exposure to the sunlight UV rays to avoid getting skin cancers like melanoma. (Contributed)

Slather on that sunscreen, the Okanagan sun is dangerous: BC Cancer

BC Cancer raises attention to signs, symptoms of skin cancer

Summer beachgoers in the Okanagan are encouraged to seek protection from excessive exposure to the sunlight UV rays to avoid getting skin cancers like melanoma. (Contributed)
A woman uses an umbrella to shade herself from the sun in Greenwich Park, south east London, Monday July 18, 2022. Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England as hot, dry weather that has scorched mainland Europe for the past week moves north, disrupting travel, health care and schools. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Millions swelter as UK endures its 1st extreme heat warning

Highest temperature ever recorded in Britain is 38.7 C, temperatures may reach 40 C this week

A woman uses an umbrella to shade herself from the sun in Greenwich Park, south east London, Monday July 18, 2022. Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England as hot, dry weather that has scorched mainland Europe for the past week moves north, disrupting travel, health care and schools. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
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