The hot weather is expected to continue into the early part of this week, prompting Environment Canada to remind Fraser Valley residents to stay cool – like this little pig who found the ideal spot at the Kilby Historic Site at Harrison Mills. (Greg Knill/ The Progress)

Hot weather continues this week for Chilliwack and eastern Fraser Valley

But relief is on the way

Chilliwack is expected to close out July under continued searing heat.

But cooler temperatures are on the horizon.

Environment Canada is forecasting above-30 temperatures for Monday and Tuesday, before a welcomed cooling trend moves into the region.

If the pattern holds, it would mean nine consecutive days where temperatures broke the 30-degree mark.

Sunday’s temperature was expected to climb to 34, making it the 11th above-30 day out of the past 14.

And it’s not just the heat. Air quality is also taking a hit, with the Air Quality Index expected to hit five on Sunday, or “moderate health risk.”

The heat and the air quality are prompting Environment Canada to issue warnings.

• Stay hydrated by drinking cold beverages, preferably water.

• Spend time in an air-conditioned facility for at least several hours every day.

• Avoid sunburn by staying in the shade and using sunscreen with SPF 30 or more.

• Never leave people or pets in a parked car.

Monday’s high is forecast for 34 (which will feel like 37 with the humidex), but the daytime high should drop to 24 by the weekend.

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