Hot weather statement issued by Environment Canada

By Doug Collins
July 5, 2017 - 6:50am Updated: July 5, 2017 - 10:18am

KAMLOOPS — Environment Canada has issued a hot weather advisory for much of the Southern Interior. 

The statement is in effect for Kamloops, the Shuswap, the length of the Coquihalla Highway and several other areas.

The temperatures are expected to hit 37 degrees in Kamloops Thursday and Friday, and stay in the low to mid-thirties through the weekend. 

Environment Canada is cautioning that the extreme heat could cause problems for those who have heat-related issues.

It's cautioning everyone to make sure they stay hydrated, carry water with you even if you're out for a short walk, and make sure you have supplies if you travel in case you're stranded in the heat if your vehicle breaks down. 

Young children and the elderly are the most vulnerable. 

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