Heat warning ended in Saskatchewan

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WATCH: Heat warning for most of Saskatchewan as temperatures soar into the 30s. Meteorologist Peter Quinlan explains it all in your SkyTracker weather outlook for Wednesday, June 2 – Jun 2, 2021

UPDATE: All heat warnings in this story have ended.

Environment Canada said a prolonged heat event starting Wednesday in Saskatchewan will last into the weekend.

Most of Saskatchewan is under a heat warning as a building ridge of high pressure over the province will bring daytime highs into the 30s.

Some parts of the province could break record high temperatures over the coming days.

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Overnight lows will be in the mid-teens.

Environment Canada said there will be a reprieve from the heat on the weekend when cooler air moves into the province.

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Taking precautions

Officials are cautioning people to watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

People are advised to drink plenty of water even before feeling thirsty and to stay in a cool place.

Older family, friends and neighbours should be checked on to ensure they are cool and drinking water.

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Anyone working outdoors should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

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

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