Temperatures are expected to be one or two degrees hotter today than Sunday.

Hot weather alert for the Island Monday

Temperatures expected to be even hotter than Sunday

A hot weather alert is in effect today for Greater Victoria, Inland and East Vancouver Island, over what has been an unusually hot long weekend.

It’s so hot, temperature records might be broken today, depending on whether wildfire smoke blocks out some of the sunlight and lowers daytime highs.

RELATED: Hot and dry weekend concerns BC Wildfire crews

Temperatures are expected to be one or two degrees higher than yesterday, which peaked above 30 degrees over inland areas Sunday. The air will become increasingly stagnant as an unseasonably strong ridge of high pressure builds over much of the province Monday and Tuesday.

Environment Canada expects the hot weather to continue at least until Wednesday.

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

Just Posted

New Coast Guard ship crashes into Ogden Point breakwater

‘It is fairly unprecedented that it would happen’

Sidney group offers free, fun ‘trishaw’ bike rides to seniors

Physical disability and mental obstruction no barrier to trips around town

Student Voice: Vic astronomer tracking the New Horizons path

Local astronomer part of team studying New Horizons spacecraft

Second non-stop flight added between Prince George and Victoria

Starting June 23 flyers will have the choice of flying in the morning or afternoon

The shores will not rock in 2019

Atomique Productions announce Rock the Shores festival will not return in 2019, future is uncertain

Victoria hosts ‘Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave’

The hockey cave was recently featured on a Netflix special

Trudeau calls May 6 byelection for B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The riding opened up when Sheila Malcolmson resigned in January

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Judges on Twitter? Ethical guidance for those on the bench under review

Canadian judges involvement in community life are among issues under review

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

Fire crews battle large blaze at Courtenay hostel

Courtenay Fire Chief Don Bardonnex said nobody was injured

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Most Read