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Calgary under heat warning as temperatures expected to reach mid-30s

A heat warning has been issued for Calgary and surrounding area.
A heat warning has been issued for Calgary and surrounding area. Global News

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.

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“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

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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
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • Unconsciousness

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.

READ MORE: Environment Canada issues heat warning for parts of southern Alberta

Environment Canada issues heat warnings when temperatures or humidity are expected to increase the risk of heat illnesses.

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