Weather

There is rain in the forecast all weekend, and through next week. (News file photo)

Wind and rain forecast for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Wet weather all weekend, through next week

 

Canadians should expect plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors this fall, according to the Weather Network’s long-term outlook. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Weather Network says a pretty nice fall is in store for Canada

B.C. can expect near-normal temperatures, and a normal amount of rain with heavier falls

 

Larry Ackley helps clear a downed tree a fellow church member’s home in Fort Washington, Pa. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 in the aftermath of downpours and high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ida that hit the area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke

Hurricane Larry could be headed for Newfoundland on Friday, but track uncertain

Some models suggest storm will remain far offshore, others indicate it will travel across peninsula

 

Rain is in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday. (The News files)

Rain forecast in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Long weekend showers will let up on Monday

Rain is in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday. (The News files)
Vicki Knowles shared this recent picture of the skies over Pitt Meadows and the Fraser River. (Special to The News)

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  • Aug 20, 2021
Vicki Knowles shared this recent picture of the skies over Pitt Meadows and the Fraser River. (Special to The News)
Thursday was a scorcher in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows – as well as much of B.C. At Ernie Daykin’s home in Maple Ridge, the “official cow thermometer” in his backyard exceeded the 100 degree Fahrenheit mark during mid-afternoon. That same evening, the combination of a heat wave and smoke from the wildfires in the B.C. Interior made for a brilliant, colourful sunset. Daykin shared a picture captured along the Pitt River, by the railway bridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Aug 15, 2021
Thursday was a scorcher in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows – as well as much of B.C. At Ernie Daykin’s home in Maple Ridge, the “official cow thermometer” in his backyard exceeded the 100 degree Fahrenheit mark during mid-afternoon. That same evening, the combination of a heat wave and smoke from the wildfires in the B.C. Interior made for a brilliant, colourful sunset. Daykin shared a picture captured along the Pitt River, by the railway bridge. (Special to The News)
In a before and after, Maple Ridge’s Ron Paley showed what the sunrise looked like today, and two days ago. He did an early 6.5 km morning walk to the Port Haney Wharf on both days and the smoke from the wildfires in the B.C. Interior Friday was thick. (Special to The News)

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  • Aug 14, 2021
In a before and after, Maple Ridge’s Ron Paley showed what the sunrise looked like today, and two days ago. He did an early 6.5 km morning walk to the Port Haney Wharf on both days and the smoke from the wildfires in the B.C. Interior Friday was thick. (Special to The News)
(Luke Rushton photo)

UPDATE: Heat warning issued for southern B.C. coast, temperatures expected to hit 38 C

Another heatwave is expected to hit southern B.C., with temperatures nearing 40 degrees

  • Aug 10, 2021
(Luke Rushton photo)
Alyse Vanderkuip, 4, cools off in the Alouette River. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Heat wave continues through Saturday in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

Cooler temperatures forecast for Sunday, coming week

Alyse Vanderkuip, 4, cools off in the Alouette River. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
There is finally rain in the forecast for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (NEWS file photo)

Long dry spell ending with rain in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

Weekend brings first significant precipitation since June 15

There is finally rain in the forecast for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (NEWS file photo)
Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer sunscreens have been recalled by Johnson & Johnson Inc. due to elevated levels of benzene. July 17, 2021. (Source: Health Canada)

2 Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens recalled due to elevated levels of benzene

Health Canada warns that frequent exposure to elevated levels of benzene has been linked to cancer

Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer sunscreens have been recalled by Johnson & Johnson Inc. due to elevated levels of benzene. July 17, 2021. (Source: Health Canada)
Farm hand Connor Hunt bales a hay crop near Cremona, Alta., Monday, July 17, 2017. Farmers are calling for emergency relief as drought ravages crops across the Prairie provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Prairie farmers pray for rain as drought, grasshoppers ravage crops and pastures

Scorching temperatures have left crops in poor condition across wide swaths of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Farm hand Connor Hunt bales a hay crop near Cremona, Alta., Monday, July 17, 2017. Farmers are calling for emergency relief as drought ravages crops across the Prairie provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Thunderstorms adding to fire danger in B.C.’s Interior

Conditions are favourable for very strong winds, large hail and heavy rain in at least eight regions

A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Leanne Opuyes uses a spray bottle to mist her face while cooling off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Environment Canada warns the torrid heat wave that has settled over much of Western Canada won’t lift for days, although parts of British Columbia and Yukon could see some relief sooner. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Leanne Opuyes uses a spray bottle to mist her face while cooling off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Environment Canada warns the torrid heat wave that has settled over much of Western Canada won’t lift for days, although parts of British Columbia and Yukon could see some relief sooner. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Albert Huynh cools off in the frigid Lynn Creek water as Leanne Opuyes, left, laughs in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. A stifling heat wave throughout much of Western Canada is unusual because of the nighttime temperatures it is bringing, says an expert. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heat wave marked by unusually high night time temperatures

Temperatures higher overnight than they would normally be during the day for this time of the year

Albert Huynh cools off in the frigid Lynn Creek water as Leanne Opuyes, left, laughs in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. A stifling heat wave throughout much of Western Canada is unusual because of the nighttime temperatures it is bringing, says an expert. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Four dogs that were treated at a Nanaimo veterinary hospital died of heat stroke this past weekend, says a veterinary technologist. (Stock photo)

4 dogs in Nanaimo die from heat stroke

Pet owners asked to take care amid record-setting heat wave

Four dogs that were treated at a Nanaimo veterinary hospital died of heat stroke this past weekend, says a veterinary technologist. (Stock photo)
Despite record-breaking temperatures Sunday, two children were left inside a van in the Chilliwack Walmart parking lot on June 27, 2021 and had to be free by RCMP. (file photo)

Fraser Valley woman arrested after two young children left in vehicle on scorching hot day

Two kids were inside a van in record setting temperatures before first responders arrived

Despite record-breaking temperatures Sunday, two children were left inside a van in the Chilliwack Walmart parking lot on June 27, 2021 and had to be free by RCMP. (file photo)
People enjoy the heat wave across Vancouver Island during a low tide at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville, B.C., on Friday, July 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Heat wave dubbed ‘dangerous,’ ‘historic,’ bakes much of Western Canada

Lytton sets new all-time national high, conditions could persist in the Prairies until week’s end

People enjoy the heat wave across Vancouver Island during a low tide at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville, B.C., on Friday, July 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
(Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress file)

140-year heat record shattered in Chilliwack Saturday

Record likely to be short lived as hot weather continues throughout the week

(Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Janine Towne shared a picture from a recent walk along the dikes in Pitt Meadows, in the days leading up to the current unprecedented heat wave. (Special to The News)

Record-breaking heat wave prompts opening of cooling centre

Cities of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge offer safe havens from hot weather this weekend

Janine Towne shared a picture from a recent walk along the dikes in Pitt Meadows, in the days leading up to the current unprecedented heat wave. (Special to The News)