How to dress to survive the Arctic blast
Posted On July 4, 2021
Posted May 04, 2019 14:34:30 The Arctic weather is expected to become a big issue for Canadians as they prepare for a record-breaking heat wave.
A new forecast from Environment Canada has predicted that temperatures in the region will top 80 C for parts of the northern and central parts of Canada over the next week, making it the hottest summer on record.
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures could reach as high as 105 C on Monday, and could top 100 C on Tuesday.
The agency says there are also more snow showers expected, which could make the region more susceptible to snowfall.
In the northern part of the country, a winter storm is expected by Wednesday.
The weather agency says a winter weather watch is in effect in the B.C. Interior from Friday to Monday.
The B.P. is also looking at additional snowfall warnings and freezing rain warnings as the region becomes more vulnerable to heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures.
The region will see a record snowfall this week.
The city of Fort McMurray will get just over 3 inches of snow on Monday and Tuesday, according to Environment Canada.
Temperatures will reach more than 100 C by the end of the week.
“The city will experience temperatures that are at or above 100 C, which is beyond our expectations for the week,” said Jeff Leach, the city’s public works manager.
“We’re expecting more and more snow and ice to fall on the ground, particularly in the north of the city.”
More than 2,000 firefighters are on the streets of Fort MacMurray as the fire continues to battle a blaze at a coal mine in the area.
Flames are out at the plant and about 400 people are in the surrounding area.
“If you’re going to do that, you need a fire engine and lots of people, and that’s what the fire department is going to be looking at doing,” said Leach.
“There will be a lot of fire suppression equipment deployed, but it’s going to take a lot more to keep the fire from spreading to other parts of Fort Mack.”
The city says the blaze is burning at a steady rate, and there is no word on how many homes have been damaged or the number of people who have been evacuated.
Fort McMourray’s fire chief said firefighters will be taking control of the fire in the coming days.
The town has a population of around 2,200 people.
The fire is one of the worst in the province, with residents complaining of high smoke, poor ventilation and a lack of fire prevention measures.
The heatwave will make life miserable for many, with temperatures expected to climb into the 90s on Wednesday.
With files from the Associated Press