July 11, 2018 4:55 pm

Lethbridge, other areas of southern Alberta under heat warning

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A heat warning was issued by Environment Canada on Wednesday afternoon, which included Lethbridge and parts of southeastern Alberta.

Beginning Thursday afternoon, daytime highs are expected to reach near or above 32C. Overnight lows aren’t expected to dip below 16C, which constitutes a heat warning in the region.

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During the hot temperatures, people are asked to consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day, take breaks from the heat and drink plenty of water. People are also reminded not to leave pets or children inside vehicles for any length of time.

Seniors, children and people with pre-existing medical conditions can be more susceptible to heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Signs of these heat-related illnesses include high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting and unconsciousness.

Cooler temperatures are expected in the region on Friday and through the weekend.

Heat warnings are issued when temperatures are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

For a full list of regions under the warning, click here.

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