On Monday, the daytime high hit 32 C, but felt more like 41 with the humidity, according to Environment Canada weather data.
The city's heat warning ended on Tuesday morning.
The mercury is rising on B.C.'s South Coast, triggering a warning from Environment Canada to watch for signs of heat stroke and other weather-related illnesses. Temperatures will reach 29 or 30 degrees in many localities, with humidex values in the mid 30s expected later today.
Water fountains and city-run air conditioned facilities. Image City of Richmond
Temperatures will remain in the high 20s for the rest of the week, with the only rain in the forecast expected on Saturday.
However, please be aware of the health risks associated with hot weather.
Those signs include swelling, rashes, cramps and fainting and those out in the sun are urged to drink plenty of water before they feel thirsty - and stay in a cool place to keep from overheating.More news: Corning Gorilla Glass 6 offers improved durability for next-gen mobile devices
Environment Canada reminds residents that extreme heat can pose a risk for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
People are being advised to take precautions including rescheduling outdoor activities until cooler periods, taking frequent breaks, spending time indoors and drinking water and non-dehydrating beverages.
And as always, drivers are warned to never leave people or pets inside a hot vehicle.More news: Horror as trapeze act falls in dramatic 'America's Got Talent' performance
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