Heat warning hits Calgary, record-breaking temperatures possible this week

Aug 7 2018, 3:48 pm

Another heat warning has hit the City of Calgary, and this one doesn’t look to be going away any time soon.

According to this week’s forecast from Environment Canada, temperatures in the city will hit the low 30s starting Tuesday and get up to as high as 35°C by Friday.

The warning was issued at 4:33 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, 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 hottest recorded temperature ever in Calgary was way back on July 15, 1919, when thermometres shot up to 36.1°C — a record that could potentially be broken as the heat rises later this week.

So be sure to seek some shade and stay hydrated this week, Calgary.

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