Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for central Alberta. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for central Alberta. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Another hot one for Red Deer and central Alberta

Heat warning issued by Environment Canada

Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for Red Deer and central Alberta.

Daytime high temperatures ranging from 29 to 33 C, combined with overnight lows of 14 to 17 C, are expected through next week.

Parts of east-central Alberta will experience daytime temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Temperatures are forecast to be slightly cooler on Saturday for most areas, before rising to near or above 30 C again on Sunday.

Residents and visitors to the 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 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.

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. People should monitor for symptoms, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Pay particular attention to those who 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.

For more heat health advice, visit: www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/heat.aspx.

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