Heat warning issued for Wetaskiwin region May 22

Heat warning issued for Wetaskiwin region May 22

Could be 29 degrees or higher, some relief Friday

It’s warm in Wetaskiwin and area, and set to get a lot warmer for the next few days.

On Tuesday, May 22 Environment Canada issued a heat warning for the Wetaskiwin area, and many other places in Alberta.

“A building upper ridge over Alberta will bring a period with maximum daily temperatures reaching near 29C or above and minimum overnight temperatures near 14 C or above is expected today into Thursday night,” stated the bulletin.

“Slightly cooler temperatures are expected for Friday.

“Residents of and visitors to the above warned regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours: Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day; Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time outdoors at your house or at cooled public buildings (including malls or indoor pools); Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated; and 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. Particular vigilance is urged for vulnerable individuals, including children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

“For more heat health advice, including for vulnerable individuals, visit www.ahs.ca/heat.

“Heat Warnings are issued when very high temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.”