Heat Warning in Effect for Victoria


Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Greater Victoria with daytime highs ranging from 27 to 30 degrees Celsius with overnight lows of 15 to 16 degrees from Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28.

You can find information on how to prepare for the heat, how to keep cool when the temperatures spike, how to identify heat related illness and more on our Extreme Heat Resources page.

To help keep residents and visitors cool during the heat, misting stations will be set up on fire hydrants across the city during daytime hours from Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28. You can find the location of the misters on VicMaps.

Get VictoriaReady for the heat and remember these tips:

  • Stay hydrated: Check out a map of drinking fountain locations throughout the city and find the one closest to you
  • Avoid being outside during the hottest part of the day, usually 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Wear light, loose clothing and a hat
  • If working outside, take breaks and find shade
  • Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle
  • Check on your neighbours

Heat Warnings and Extreme Heat Emergencies

Weather-based alerts are issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

In Victoria, a Heat Warning will be declared when daytime high temperatures are forecasted to reach at least 29 degrees Celsius for two consecutive days, with the nighttime lows not falling below 16 degrees Celsius.

Community heat resources are also available on this printable flyer [PDF - 258 KB]