Atmosphere Canada extends warmth warning for Edmonton
Environment Canada has extended its heat warning for Edmonton of “very high temperatures” in the coming days.
Environment Canada previously called for the high temperatures to last until Thursday; However, the government agency now expects the daily highs of 29 to 33 ° C combined with lows of 14 to 17 ° C to last overnight through next week.
Parts of east-central Alberta will experience daytime temperatures between mid and high 30s during this time.
Temperatures are expected to be a little cooler for most parts of the province on Saturday before rising back to near or above 30 ° C on Sunday.
“Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and loss of consciousness,” said Environment Canada.
The government agency advises residents and visitors to the city to take the following precautions:
- Consider moving outdoor activities to cooler times of the day
- Take frequent heat breaks and, if possible, spend time indoors
- Drink plenty of water and other soft, decaffeinated drinks to stay hydrated
- Look after your children or pets before you get out of the vehicle and do not leave people or pets in a closed vehicle for long periods of time
For a full list of heat warnings for the entire province, see Environment Canada’s website.