Make Plans to Beat the Heat
Prince George, B.C.- Summer may have officially arrived last Sunday, but this weekend will see it take off !
(at right, children frolic at the water park at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park – photo 250News archive)
“There is an upper ridge of high pressure building that will move over the area, starting late Friday and through the rest of the weekend” says Environment Canada Meteorologist Andre Besson.
He says it is going to be a very warm couple of days “We can expect temperatures to climb from Friday onwards through early next week, with highs around 30 degrees forecast for Sunday and Monday.”
Those highs could mean new records could be set says Besson “Usually at this time of the year, we would get temperatures around 23 degrees, so the forecast is significantly higher than what is normal.”
When the real heat hits, folks tend to head to the river to cool off, but both the Nechako and the Fraser are still running high and fast, so extreme caution must be exercised near the river banks.
Don’t expect this to be a major heat wave though, as Besson says it may not last long “We do expect the upper ridge of high pressure to stay over the southern regions, but there is some uncertainty about the northern part of the province as to how long that feature will stay over the area. But we can say we do expect this upper ridge of high pressure to impact the Prince George area until at least Monday.”