Many people think of British Columbia as having a temperate climate, meaning that during the summer months, we have milder temperatures on average. However, over the past few years, Extreme Heat Emergencies have become increasingly frequent.
While we can’t control the weather, there are steps each of us can take to help mitigate the risks of Extreme Heat Emergencies.
What’s extreme heat?
Extreme heat or an Extreme Heat Emergency is when temperatures are well above seasonal averages and continue to get hotter each day.