July 23, 2019 8:15 am
Updated: July 25, 2019 12:25 pm

Environment Canada ends heat warning in Saskatchewan

WATCH: Saskatchewan prepares for upcoming heat wave.

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UPDATE: All advisories mentioned in this story have ended

A heat warning for northern Saskatchewan has been expanded to central parts of the province.

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Environment Canada said humidex values of 34 are forecast for the Battlefords area, Prince Albert, Melfort and Tisdale on Tuesday and Wednesday as a ridge of high pressure brings heat and humidity to central regions.

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In northern Saskatchewan, temperatures approaching 30 C — with overnight lows near 14 C — are expected to continue into Wednesday.

Showers and cooler temperatures are expected to make their way across the province mid-week, according to Environment Canada.

People are being advised to take precautions to protect themselves, including:

  • rescheduling outdoor activities to the cooler hours of the day
  • taking frequent breaks
  • staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and other non-alcoholic and/or non-caffeinated beverages
  • not leaving people or pets inside a closed vehicle for any length of time

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Heatstroke and heat exhaustion are possible for some people. Watch for symptoms such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting and unconsciousness.

Those most susceptible are vulnerable people such as individuals with pre-existing heart, lung, kidney or nervous system conditions, outdoor workers and those who are socially isolated.

Anyone looking for advice on health risks, symptoms or precautions associated with heat should contact the Saskatchewan HealthLine at 811.

WATCH: Heat warnings in effect across Canada and the U.S.

Environment Canada issues heat warnings when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat-related illnesses.

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