It’s heating up out there.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for East Vancouver Island.

Affected areas include Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo, and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

Environment Canada says a ridge of high pressure will build over southern B.C. this weekend, producing the highest temperatures experienced so far this summer.

It says daytime maximums will reach the low 30’s tomorrow and Monday before temperatures start to go down on Tuesday.

You’re advised to take measures to reduce exposure to the heat:

  • Stay cool and hydrated, particularly during the hottest period of the day from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Limit outdoor activity during the day to early morning and evening
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses
  • Keep your home cool by opening windows, closing shades or blinds, using an air conditioner and preparing meals that do not require an oven
  • Never leave children or pets alone in a parked car

More information on the weather statement can be found here.