Warmth warning in impact as Edmonton temperatures are anticipated to achieve 30 ° C
Pull out your sunscreen and stay hydrated, YEG. There is a heat warning and temperatures of 30 ° C are forecast for Edmonton on Wednesday.
Environment Canada originally issued the heat warning for the Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert regions on Tuesday morning. It was renewed in the early hours of Wednesday morning, expanding the warnings for affected areas and much of southern and central Alberta.
“Heat warnings are issued when very high temperatures are expected to pose an increased risk of heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion,” said Environment Canada’s website.
Temperatures near or above 29 ° C, combined with overnight lows of 14 ° C and more, are expected to last through Friday, and Environment Canada advises taking the following precautions to stay safe.
- Consider moving outdoor activities to cooler times of the day
- Take frequent heat breaks and, if possible, spend time indoors in cool rooms
- 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
In addition, patients should look out for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, including high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and loss of consciousness.
Once a weather warning has been issued, Environment Canada encourages residents and visitors to the warned area to continuously check for weather updates.
It’s 25 ° C, feels like 27 ° C, and it’s partly cloudy in the city right now, and it’s only getting hotter, according to The Weather Network. Edmonton is expected to see mostly sunny skies and a maximum temperature of 30 ° C by Wednesday afternoon.
More of this is in the forecast for Thursday, with maximum temperatures of 30 ° C in the afternoon and a mixture of sun and clouds. Temperatures should drop to 13 ° C overnight.
Friday will cool slightly, hitting a high of 26 ° C. A chance of showers will likely bring about five millimeters of rain to Edmonton. Another chance of showers and 19 ° C is in sight for the first day of the weekend, with the possibility of a millimeter of rainfall or less on Saturday.
The weather network predicts showers and a mixture of sun and clouds with temperatures in the high teens again for Sunday at the beginning of next week.
It looks like summer weather is coming, although in Alberta you never know. We could see snow around this time next week.