Edmonton's heat warning expected to end Tuesday evening

Aug 18 2020, 7:52 pm

Environment Canada’s heat warning for Edmonton remains in effect Tuesday as temperatures are expected to soar past 29°C, according to the government weather agency.

The heat is expected to break Tuesday evening, and cooler temperatures should roll in by Wednesday.

Environment Canada is reminding Edmonton residents to consider rescheduling sports and other outdoor activities to cooler times in the day, and to keep a close eye on children, pets, and elderly people.

Staying hydrated by drinking non-caffeinated drinks can help ward off heat-related illness, and so can taking breaks from the heat by visiting cooled indoor spaces, the weather agency said.

It reminded residents that signs of heatstroke or heat exhaustion include high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and going unconscious.

Check out Daily Hive’s weather page for the latest Edmonton forecast.

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