It’s looking to be a hot one out here in Edmonton.
This entire week is expected to hover around in the high 20s, and Environment Canada has already started the week off with an official heat warning for the Edmonton region.
The warning was issued at 9:34 am, stating that temperatures are expected to reach 29°C or higher over the next two days, at the least.
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The Weather Network seems to believe that those sustained temperatures will hold out for the next seven or so days, so the heat warning may not be going away any time soon.
Those living in the warned regions are encouraged by the government agency to take the following precautions as stated in the warning:
- Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
- Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time in cooled indoor spaces where possible.
- 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.
Edmontonians should also be looking out for heatstroke in themselves and those around them, with symptoms including lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, high body temperatures, and unconsciousness.
Heatstroke and heat exhaustion can be especially dangerous for those suffering from pre-existing health conditions, infants, children, and seniors.
Heat warnings are also in effect for the regions of Bonnyville, St. Paul, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan, Calgary, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Drayton Valley, Devon, Rimbey, Pigeon Lake, Drumheller, Three Hills, For McMurray, Fort MacKay, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville, Redwater, Smoky Lake, Hanna, Coronation, Oyen, Leduc, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lloydminster, Wainwright, Vermilion, Provost, Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Suffield, Okotoks, High River, Claresholm, Red Deer, Ponoka, Innisfail, Stettler, Spruce Grove, Morinville, Mayerthorpe, Evansburg, Westlock, Barrhead, and Athabasca.
Current Environment Canada weather warnings for Alberta can be found here.