Heat Wave Wreaks Havoc in Canada's Western Coast

There were 63 wildfires burning in the province, and the biggest fires were located in the province\'s northern areas.

Published: 15th July 2014 08:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2014 08:55 AM   |  A+A-


VANCOUVER: The western Canadian region on the Pacific coast has been gripped by heatwave over the weekend, with reports of increased wildfires.

Environment Canada said that temperatures in northern British Columbia were 8-10 degrees Celsius above normal, and record-high temperatures were monitored in four communities over the weekend, with the average high temperature hovering around 40.5 degrees Celsius, Xinhua reported.

There were 63 wildfires burning in the province, and the biggest fires were located in the province's northern areas, said local sources.

In downtown Vancouver, a coastal summer resort on the Pacific coast, the temperature recorded Sunday exceeded 32 degrees Celsius and heat wave is expected to continue through Wednesday.

The municipal government Monday ran an advisory suggesting people avoid strenuous outdoor activities in the mid-afternoon due to the poor air quality triggered by hot weather.

Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp