It’s a hot one to the east of Calgary today.
Multiple regions of Alberta have fallen under Environment Canada Heat Warnings as a result of alarmingly high temperatures, including areas directly on the border of the City of Calgary.
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As of noon on Thursday, August 1, the regions of Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Foremost, Hanna, Coronation, Oyen, Medicine Hat, Bow Island, and Suffield have all fallen under a Heat Warning.
“Temperatures reaching 29°C combined with overnight lows near 14°C are expected for the next two days,” the warning states.
Environment Canada also urges residents to abide by the following precautions during extreme heat:
- Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
- Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time indoors in cooled buildings such as malls or indoor pools.
- Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
- Check for your children or pets before you exit your vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.
Severe Thunderstorm Watches have also been issued for regions to the northwest of Calgary, with Environment Canada warning the regions of Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre, Hinton, Grande Cache, Nordegg, Forestry Trunk Road Highway 734, Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Whitecourt, Edson, Fox Creek, and Swan Hills that thunder, lightning, and hail may develop later this afternoon.
An updated map of Environment Canada warnings, watches, and statements can be found here.