Vancouver: Experts have been predicting more heat waves outside summer in the coming years in Western Canada. 

People in British Columbia and Alberta have been reeling under scorching heat, prompting warnings regarding wildfires and rising level of rivers in the province. 

The unseasonably hot temperatures since Friday have raised wildfire and flood risks across both provinces.

Joseph Shea of the University of Northern British Columbia said, “Residents need to adapt to a hotter future.”  

A warning has been issued for B.C.’s north coast, including Kitimat and Terrace, with high temperatures expected to stretch into the weekend. — Canadian Press

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