Heat warning renewed in Calgary for third straight day

Jul 29 2020, 8:56 am

It’s another hot one out here in Calgary.

This entire week is expected to hover around the 30°C mark, and Environment Canada has continued that trend by renewing its official heat warning for the Calgary region for the third day in a row.

The warning was first issued on Monday morning, which was then echoed by the government agency on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, stating that temperatures are expected to reach 29°C or higher.

Wednesday’s warning does predict an end to the heat, stating that “temperatures are forecast to be a few degrees cooler for most regions on Thursday.”

Those living in the affected regions are encouraged to take the following precautions:

  • 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.

Calgarians should also be looking out for heatstroke in themselves and those around them, with symptoms including lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, high body temperatures, and unconsciousness.

Heatstroke and heat exhaustion can be especially dangerous for those suffering from pre-existing health conditions, infants, children, and seniors.

Heat warnings are also in effect for the regions of Bonnyville, St. Paul, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan, Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Foremost, Drayton Valley, Devon, Rimbey, Pigeon Lake, Drumheller, Three Hills, For McMurray, Fort MacKay, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville, Redwater, Smoky Lake, Hanna, Coronation, Oyen, Leduc, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River, Lloydminster, Wainwright, Vermilion, Provost, Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Suffield, Okotoks, High River, Claresholm, Red Deer, Ponoka, Innisfail, Stettler, Spruce Grove, Morinville, Mayerthorpe, Evansburg, Westlock, Barrhead, and Athabasca.

Current Environment Canada weather warnings for Alberta can be found here.

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