Get prepared for severe weather

An illustration of severe weather combined with extreme heat

Weather events are dangerous for the health and wellbeing of our communities and can cause illness and death.


Storms and winter weather

Weather like thunderstorms, hail, blizzards, high winds or heavy rain can happen without warning and in any season.

Extreme heat

An extreme heat event, or a heat wave, is a period of at least two consecutive days where daytime temperatures stay above 35°C and overnight temperatures remain above 18°C.


Extreme heat guide

Find out what to do before, during and after an extreme heat event.

Extreme heat guide (PDF, 9.2MB)

For more information or inquiries about this guide, please contact us at PreparedBC@gov.bc.ca.