Crank that AC up, Calgary, because it is a hot one out there.
An Environment Canada heat warning has been issued for the City of Calgary with temperatures breaking into the low 30s, meaning that being outside for too long a time can have some serious impacts on your well-being.
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The warning was issued at 4:27 am this morning, and it urges Calgarians to reschedule outdoor activities for the cooler hours of the day, to drink plenty of water, and to avoid leaving people or pets in closed vehicles for any amount of time.
Malls, indoor pools, and libraries all offer a place to cool down (without breaking the bank to purchase your own AC machine), and the warning states that it is important to monitor for signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, especially in children and people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Signs of heat distress include high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.
The heat warning is expected to end by Tuesday, when Environment Canada forecasts a low-pressure system moving in, bringing with it cooler temperatures and the chance of thunderstorms.
We may be trading one severe weather warning in for another, but at least we’ll get a chance to cool down.