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Sept. 22 is the first day of fall. (The News files)

Today is the first day of fall

Rain forecast for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows into October

Sept. 22 is the first day of fall. (The News files)
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. obscures the view of downtown Vancouver, at a lookout at Cypress Provincial Park, in West Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lengthy, enjoyable fall ahead for most of Canada, Weather Network predicts

In B.C., warm conditions and the threat of wildfire smoke may remain in the picture for a few more weeks

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. obscures the view of downtown Vancouver, at a lookout at Cypress Provincial Park, in West Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)

15 late summer heat records broken across B.C.

Heat advisories over, smoke bulletins still in effect

Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)
The skyline in the distance behind Oracle Park is partially visible with smoke from wildfires late Wednesday afternoon Sept. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Smoky skies expected through weekend in B.C. as 29 large wildfires burn across U.S. border

Talbott Creek, Woodbury Creek and Doctor Creek fires in B.C. also causing haze

The skyline in the distance behind Oracle Park is partially visible with smoke from wildfires late Wednesday afternoon Sept. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Blue Sky Canada Smoke Forecasting System is showing that local smoke is coming from fires in Washington, in forecast modeling from Sept. 8, 2020 (Blue Sky Canada)

Smoky Skies Alert issued for southern B.C. due to fires in Washington

Forecasting model illustrates drifting smoke hundreds of miles from fires

Blue Sky Canada Smoke Forecasting System is showing that local smoke is coming from fires in Washington, in forecast modeling from Sept. 8, 2020 (Blue Sky Canada)
Pacha Craik was left dealing with the aftermath of the high winds on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. A 70-foot tall tree had fallen on her property in the Maple Crest area, but thankfully she said there was only minor damage caused to her and the neighbour’s property. (Pacha Craik/Special to the News)

High winds down trees in communities and Highway 7 in Maple Ridge

Lougheed Highway was still partially closed Tuesday morning

Pacha Craik was left dealing with the aftermath of the high winds on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. A 70-foot tall tree had fallen on her property in the Maple Crest area, but thankfully she said there was only minor damage caused to her and the neighbour’s property. (Pacha Craik/Special to the News)
A motorist and his family were trapped inside a vehicle hit by falling wires along Lougheed Highway Monday afternoon. The highway is expected to be shut down for at least another eight hours as BC Hydro repairs damaged and downed poles and wires along the section of Lougheed Highway between 240th and 272nd Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

UPDATE: Family trapped as fallen wires shut down Lougheed Highway through Maple Ridge

VIDEO: Traffic is being diverted north to Dewdney Trunk Road Monday afternoon, with Hwy. 7 closed

A motorist and his family were trapped inside a vehicle hit by falling wires along Lougheed Highway Monday afternoon. The highway is expected to be shut down for at least another eight hours as BC Hydro repairs damaged and downed poles and wires along the section of Lougheed Highway between 240th and 272nd Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Labour Day Monday, Sept. 7. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Labour Day Monday to bring heavy wind gusts to Metro Vancouver

Environment Canada calls for gusty outflow winds up to 70 km/hr across region

Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Labour Day Monday, Sept. 7. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
The summer rainfall of 2020 in Prince Rupert broke all precipitation records since as far back as records go, Environment Canada said. (File photo)

While some cities saw wildfires and heat, Prince Rupert saw record rainfall this summer

Prince Rupert summer rainfall is highest ever recorded

The summer rainfall of 2020 in Prince Rupert broke all precipitation records since as far back as records go, Environment Canada said. (File photo)
FILE - In this April 11, 2010, file photo, tourists walk along a ridge at Death Valley National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

Death Valley reaches highest world temperature in more than 100 years

Temperature is just four degrees below the record set in 1913

FILE - In this April 11, 2010, file photo, tourists walk along a ridge at Death Valley National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)
Environment Canada has issued an air quality alert Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 for part of Metro Vancouver, including Ridge Meadows. (Environment Canada photo)

WEATHER: Air quality alert for Ridge Meadows

Temperatures will reach 25 C Monday

Environment Canada has issued an air quality alert Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 for part of Metro Vancouver, including Ridge Meadows. (Environment Canada photo)
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Heat warnings posted for parts of B.C. as temperature records have tumbled

The B.C. Wildfire Service reports 10 fires in the last two days

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The Lower Mainland will see mid-30s temperatures on Sunday. (File photo)

Hot weather weekend for southern B.C.

Forecast calls for mid-30s temperatures Sunday in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

The Lower Mainland will see mid-30s temperatures on Sunday. (File photo)
Heavy rain will end Thursday morning making way for a mix of sun and cloud in Ridge Meadows. (Daria Rem/Special to The News)

WEATHER: Heavy rain, mix of sun and cloud forecasted for Ridge Meadows

Temperatures will reach a high of 20 C Thursday

Heavy rain will end Thursday morning making way for a mix of sun and cloud in Ridge Meadows. (Daria Rem/Special to The News)
Environment Canada reports a risk of a thunderstorm the morning of Friday, July 31, 2020. (Dieter Pelz/Special to The News)

Sunny in Ridge Meadows Thursday, risk of thunderstorm Friday

Temperatures will reach a high of 31 C Thursday

Environment Canada reports a risk of a thunderstorm the morning of Friday, July 31, 2020. (Dieter Pelz/Special to The News)
Osoyoos was the hottest city in Canada on Tuesday (July 28) at 37.9 C, according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay Image)

Osoyoos hottest spot in Canada, summer sun sparks heat warnings across B.C. Interior

Environment Canada predicting some cities likely to reach 40 C this afternoon

Osoyoos was the hottest city in Canada on Tuesday (July 28) at 37.9 C, according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay Image)
Temperatures will reach a high of 25 C and 31 C inland for Ridge Meadows on Monday, July 27, 2020. (files)

Heat warning remains for Ridge Meadows

Monday will see sunny weather

Temperatures will reach a high of 25 C and 31 C inland for Ridge Meadows on Monday, July 27, 2020. (files)
Teresa Frizzel and her golden Labrador Dexter, 9, enjoy a beautiful day along the dike at the north end of 216 Street. Environment Canada predicts mainly sunny weather Tuesday, with temperatures reaching a high of 22 C and 26 C inland. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Temperature to feel like 30 degrees in Ridge Meadows Tuesday

Yesterday, Pitt Meadows recorded a high of 31.7 C

Teresa Frizzel and her golden Labrador Dexter, 9, enjoy a beautiful day along the dike at the north end of 216 Street. Environment Canada predicts mainly sunny weather Tuesday, with temperatures reaching a high of 22 C and 26 C inland. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
People sun themselves at Kitsilano Beach as temperatures reached highs into the 20s according to Environment Canada, in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Many B.C. communities hit record high temperatures just before COVID rules relax

Hotter weather has led to concerns about physical distancing

People sun themselves at Kitsilano Beach as temperatures reached highs into the 20s according to Environment Canada, in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A mix of sun and cloud is expected in Ridge Meadows. (Quentin Rey/Special to the News)
A mix of sun and cloud is expected in Ridge Meadows. (Quentin Rey/Special to the News)