July 5, 2024: High heat is in the forecast

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Fraser Valley. A heat warning is a public health advisory to follow the established guidance on how to stay cool and prevent heat stress during periods of higher temperatures.

Here are some tips to reduce discomfort and to help stay cool during hot weather:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to review UFV’s Heat Safety page. If you have any concerns about conditions in your work environment, please notify your supervisor.

The university will continue to monitor conditions and respond to any new advisories.

In the meantime:

Monitor local public forecasts and weather alerts for updates. Get up-to-date forecasts on Environment Canada

Watch for the effects of heat illness: heavy sweating, rash, cramps, fainting, high body temperature and the worsening of some health conditions.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

More details on the alert are available here.