Heat warning issued for the City of Calgary

"The weather agency forecasts high temperatures between 29 and 34 degrees Monday, and while things should cool down a bit overnight and Tuesday, the heat will come back on Wednesday"

 

Calgary is under a heat warning from Environment Canada, and the hot weather is expected to stick around through the rest of the week.

Heat warnings are issued when high temperature are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses like heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Some of the heat warning cautions that residents should monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Environment Canada recommends going outside during the cooler hours of the day, taking breaks from the heat often, and trying to find a place with air conditioning where you can rest.  Never leave your child or pet in a closed vehicle for any amount of time, and remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Environment Canada also says to pay attention to people who “can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat” such as kids, Elders, seniors, people who work outside, or people with health conditions.

The weather agency expects temperatures to moderate slightly on Monday night and on Tuesday before the heat returns on Wednesday.

 

 

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