The heat wave has broken heat records, led to the deaths of hundreds of people and also spawned wildfires.
In Canada hot and dry weather continues. The country’s environment ministry informed Thursday in British Columbia that due to the exceptionally high back pressure, record-breaking heat levels will continue in the coming days. This is reported, for example, by the news agency AFP.
“The duration of this heat wave is worrying, as even the nights do little to bring relief due to higher-than-usual night temperatures,” the environment ministry said, according to AFP.
The heat wave has shifted eastward, toward the prairies of central Canada.
Hot and dry weather has also led to wildfires. In the area of British Columbia, evacuation orders related to wildfires were expected on Friday, according to CBC News, the country’s broadcaster.
In British Columbia, 62 new fires have been reported in the last 24 hours, the provincial prime minister John Horgan said at a news conference, according to news agency AFP.
“I can’t overemphasize how extreme the risk of fire is right now in almost everywhere in British Columbia,” Horgan said.
British In addition to Colombia, gentle warnings have also been issued to the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, parts of the Northwest Territories and northern Ontario.
Hot weather also plagues the west coast of the United States.