The city of Calgary was put under a heat warning Wednesday, as Environment Canada expects temperatures could reach the mid-thirties by the end of the week.
Calgarians are told to prepare for a long period of daytime temperatures reaching 29 C or hotter, and minimum overnight temperatures to be about 14 C.
“Highest temperatures are forecast for late this week as highs may reach into the mid-thirties,” the weather agency said in a release.
Environment Canada advises people to take precautions in heat like this, and offer the following tips:
- Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day
- Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time outdoors at your house or at cooled public buildings (including malls or indoor pools)
- Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated
- Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time
Calgarians should also keep an eye out for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, Environment Canada says. Those symptoms include:
- High body temperature
- Lack of sweat
It’s particularly important to look for these symptoms in more vulnerable people like children, seniors, outdoor workers, people who may be socially isolated or people with pre-existing heart, lung, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions.
A heat warning was issued Monday for parts of southern Alberta, advising residents that temperatures could reach 32 C during the days and be as high as 16 C overnight.
Environment Canada issues heat warnings when temperatures or humidity are expected to increase the risk of heat illnesses.