Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for northern Alberta

Jun 19 2018, 3:24 am

It’s a hot one out there, Alberta!

It looks like summer is hitting the province of Alberta pretty hard now that it’s only days away. Environment Canada has already issued a heat warning to a large portion of the province.

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Regions of northern Alberta, including Edmonton, are currently under a heat warning that is expected to extend into the week.

Temperatures are forecasted to hover around 29°C during the day, with overnight temperatures near or above 14°C.

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Regions of Alberta currently under an Environment Canada heat warning (Environment Canada)

The warning from Environment Canada stated that residents in affected regions should monitor themselves and those around them for signs of heat stroke or exhaustion, which can include high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Some tips for how to keep cool during the hot days were also included in the warning:

  •  Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day
  • Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time outdoors at your house or at cooled public buildings
  • Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated
  • Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time
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