Heat warning continues in Calgary, chance of thunderstorms on horizon

Jul 17 2018, 10:44 pm

Unless you have an airconditioned home, you probably already know that the heat warning for the City of Calgary remains in place by the stifling heat you woke up to.

Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 31°C today, with a low of 17°C, a few blessed clouds in the air, and a UV index of nine or “very high,” according to Environment Canada’s most recent forecast.

So, yeah, you’re going to want to put on some sunscreen.

The heat warning is expected to end on Wednesday, but then an entirely different — though no less dangerous — weather front will move in, with a chance of thunderstorms hitting Calgary by Wednesday afternoon.

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Calgary weather this week (Environment Canada)

There is only a 30% chance of showers, however, so the odds are in your favour that you’ll stay safe from the thunder and lightning (knock on wood).

Wind gusts are expected to reach upwards of 40 km/h on Wednesday morning, and the temperature will still be quite high, reaching upwards of 27°C.

Cooler temperatures and another slight chance of showers are in the forecast for this weekend, though for the most part, it should be nothing but pleasant — if somewhat cloudy — summer days.

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