People along the dike at the north end of Sharpe Road in Pitt Meadows. Colleen Flanagan/Black Press.

UPDATED: Heat warning ends for Metro Vancouver

This is an addition to the air quality advisory issued earlier because of wildfire smoke

UPDATED: The heat warning for Metro Vancouver has ended.

Environment Canada had issued a heat warning Monday afternoon for most of Metro Vancouver.

“An unusually strong ridge pattern is bringing extreme heat to the Lower Mainland,” a statement posted on Environment Canada’s website reads. “Temperatures have climbed into the mid to upper thirties at inland locations. These conditions are expected to continue through Tuesday and into Wednesday.”

The warning affected Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, West Vancouver and North Vancouver.

This is on top of the air quality advisory put out by Metro Vancouver earlier that day because of the smoke from the wildfires burning in the Interior and Washington State.

The high concentrations of fine particulate matter are expected to continue until a change in weather, the regional district said Monday.

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People are urged to avoid strenuous outdoor activites, particularly during the mid-afternoon and early evening when ozone levels are highest.

The regional district has issued multiple warnings about the air quality this summer, which has become the worst wildfire season in B.C. on record.

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