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Heat warning issued for Alberta with 30 C temps in the forecast

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Alberta is under yet another heat warning as people gear up for another summer weekend.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, which issued the warnings at 3:30 p.m., “a hot weekend is on the way for most of Alberta.”

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“Portions of northwestern and central Alberta will see daytime highs near 30 degrees with lows near 14 degrees Celsius starting on Friday,” the weather agency said.

“The warm air will then spread across portions of southern and eastern Alberta through the weekend before cooler temperatures move over the province on Monday.”

Communities and cities covered by the warning included Calgary, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Slave Lake and Grande Prairie.

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Most heat warnings ended on Monday.

 

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Visitors and residents are being advised to do what they can to avoid the “extreme heat,” and schedule their outdoor activities for cooler times of the day.

To keep themselves, and others, safe in the high temps, people are also advised to:

  • Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time in cooled indoor spaces where possible
  • Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated
  • Check for your children or pets before you exit your vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

“Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness,” officials said.

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“Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat including infants, children, seniors, and individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.”

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