Heat warning issued for Edmonton and many other northern Alberta communities

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A heat warning has been issued for Edmonton and much of northern Alberta.

Environment Canada issued the warning at around 4:30 a.m. Monday. Prolonged daytime highs of at least 29 C are expected, while overnight temperatures aren’t expected to dip below 14 C. The warm stretch of weather is expected to start Monday and continue through the week.

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The warning includes communities such as Fort McMurray, Cold Lake, Grande Prairie, Slave Lake, Athabasca, Fort Saskatchewan and Spruce Grove.

Later Monday, the heat warning was expanded to include more areas east of Edmonton. To see the full list or areas under the heat warning, click here.

Residents are advised to take frequent breaks from the heat, drink plenty of water or other non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated and reschedule outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.

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Environment Canada also recommends monitoring for symptoms of heat stroke such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting or unconsciousness.

Children, seniors and people with pre-existing lung, heart kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions should be monitored closely.

Alberta Health Services has more heat health advice.

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