Calgary has fallen under yet another Environment Canada heat warning

Aug 5 2020, 10:00 am

We’re seeing another scorcher out here in Calgary.

Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for the area, stating in a 4:20 am release that temperatures are expected to reach around 29°C throughout the day and hover at 14°C by nightfall.

This marks yet another warning from the government agency, which issued three consecutive heat warnings for Calgary last week.

Calgarians are warned to watch out for signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, which include a lack of sweat, confusion, high body temperature, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Environment Canada offered the following tips for staying safe during warmer temperature:

  • Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
  • Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time in cooled indoor spaces where possible.
  • Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
  • Check for your children or pets before you exit your vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

Heat warnings are also in effect for 55 other regions of Alberta. A full list can be found on Environment Canada’s website.

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