Surroundings Canada points warmth warning for Edmonton
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Edmonton, with high temperatures going through the weekend, so don’t put those fans away just yet.
Daily highs of 29 ° C or more combined with night lows of 14 ° C or warmer are expected to continue through Thursday.
Environment Canada predicts the peak of the heat for Wednesday with a daily high of 32 ° C.
“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
“Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an increased risk of heat illness such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion,” says EC.
The warning follows a historic heat wave that swept across much of western Canada, shaking record temperatures in Alberta and British Columbia.
For a full list of heat warnings for the entire province, see Environment Canada’s website.