It’s hot again here in Calgary.
This entire week is expected to hover around 30 ° C, and Environment Canada has continued that trend by renewing its official Calgary heat warning for the third year in a row.
The warning was first issued on Monday morning, which was then confirmed by the government agency on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, stating that temperatures are expected to reach 29 ° C or higher.
Wednesday’s warning predicts the end of the heat and says “Thursday temperatures will be a few degrees cooler for most regions”.
People living in the affected areas are encouraged to take the following precautions:
- Consider moving outdoor activities to cooler times of the day.
- Take frequent breaks from the heat and spend time indoors if possible.
- Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated drinks to stay hydrated.
- Look after your children or pets before getting out of your vehicle. Do not leave a person or pet in a closed vehicle for long periods of time.
Calgarians should also watch out for heat stroke within themselves and around them, with symptoms such as lack of perspiration, confusion, fainting, high body temperatures, and loss of consciousness.
Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be particularly dangerous for those with pre-existing health conditions, infants, children, and the elderly.
Heat warnings also apply to the regions of Bonnyville, St. Paul, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan, Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Foremost, 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, Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River, Lloydminster, Wainwright, Vermilion, Provost, Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Suffield, Okotoks, High River, Claresholm, Deer, Ponoka, Innisfail, Stettler, Fichtenhain, Morinville, Mayerthorpe, Evansburg, Westlock, Barrhead and Athabasca.
The latest Environment Canada weather warnings for Alberta can be found here.