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Another Dangerous Heat Dome Just Hit BC & Here's When It Will Reach 'Maximum Strength'

Here's what the insufferable heat has in store this week.

As of Wednesday, August 11, B.C.'s weather is officially back in the heat dome zone. The temperatures over the next few days have the potential to smash the August all-time heat record in some parts of British Columbia.

The extreme heat is predicted to reach its "maximum strength" on Thursday and Friday and running over until Saturday.

The Weather Network says it will linger on through the weekend, as well. You can expect heat in the mid-to-high 30s and even the low 40s in some regions.

The interior is going to get the hottest, whereas daytime highs will be a little more manageable on the coast.

With this extreme heat comes the threat of more drought and wildfires across the province.

There are currently 260 wildfires blazing around B.C. The rising heat implies more fires and, in turn, more smokey and poor-quality air conditions.

Get your candles and flashlights prepped because BC Hydro is warning customers that they could see more outages this fall.

According to a statement from the company issued on Friday, September 17, this summer's record-breaking heat paired with the potential for La Niña-affected wet weather this winter could mean trouble when it comes to keeping the lights on.

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The weather this weekend is looking all kinds of wet and soggy, according to Vancouver's forecast.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver and other locations stating that the areas could receive anywhere from 50-80 millimetres of precipitation.

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Environment Canada has issued B.C. weather warnings for several parts of the province. While heat and air quality warnings are also in effect, severe thunderstorm notices are popping up for the day and evening of Monday, July 5.

The following regions are impacted "Thompson - Nicola, Shuswap, North Okanagan (including Vernon), Arrow Lakes, Slocan Lake, northern Kootenay Lake, and East Kootenay - North (including Invermere)," according to the weather notice.

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Parts of the province are going to be feeling more than a little swampy this weekend thanks to an incoming heatwave.

According to Environment Canada, a "dome of intense heat" will sweep across northwestern Ontario today paving the way for sweaty temperatures tomorrow.

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