Summer in May? Environment Canada issues heat warning

Dec 19 2017, 11:25 am

Early hot weather at the start of May has prompted Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement for Alberta.

Temperatures in Calgary are expected to reach a high of 28°C on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a low of 10°C. It will be even higher in Edmonton with a high of 29°C and low of 16°C.

Normally at this time of year, Calgary sees a high of 15°C and a low of 2°C while Edmonton sees a high of 16°C and a low of 3°C.

“These conditions pose a health risk when you are not used to the heat,” reads a statement by Environment Canada. “Everyone is at risk from heat, especially older adults; infants and young children; and people with chronic illnesses.”

“You are advised to drink plenty of cool liquids before feeling thirsty; and keep cool by dressing for the weather and spending a few hours each day in a cool place.”

The special weather statement has been issued warning anyone who might not be used to the heat.

However, the intense warm weather system is expected to dissipate briefly by mid-week. A cold front moving in beginning on Wednesday will send temperatures closer to normal, into the high teens and low 20s. There will even be a chance of rain for Calgary on Thursday.

More hot weather, up to 28°C, is expected to return in time for the weekend.

Calgary International Airport

Image: Environment Canada

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Edmonton Blatchford

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