Environment Canada issues heat warning for Calgary

Jul 16 2018, 10:49 pm

Find some shade, drink some water, and for goodness sake, put on some sunscreen Calgary, because it’s going to be a hot one out there.

According to a recent release from Environment Canada, the City of Calgary will be under a heat warning for the next two days, with temperatures reaching highs of 29°C and above.

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The heat will eventually dissipate on Wednesday when a low-pressure system brings in scattered showers and cooler temperatures, but Calgarians are encouraged to take precautions on Monday and Tuesday to avoid heat stroke or exhaustion.

Some tips stated in the release include rescheduling planned outdoor activities for cooler hours of the day, taking breaks from the heat by occasionally heading indoors, and drinking plenty of (non-alcoholic, un-caffeinated) beverages.

It is also stressed not to leave any people or pets inside vehicles, as the temperature in closed vehicles can rise to dangerous degrees quite quickly.

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Calgary weather this week (Environment Canada)

The release also says to keep an eye out for symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in yourself and those around you, specifically children, seniors, outdoor workers, and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

High body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness are all signs of heat-induced complications, so be on the lookout over the next two days to keep your loved ones safe.

More information can be found on the Alberta Health Services website.

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