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Heat warning in effect for Red Deer, central Alberta

A heat warning is in effect for central Alberta, including Red Deer, Lacombe and Stettler.

Daytime high temperatures of 29 C or hotter, combined with overnight lows of 14 C or warmer, are expected to continue, Environment Canada said Friday afternoon.

“Somewhat cooler temperatures will begin to move into northwest Alberta on Saturday.”

Environment Canada is asking people to take the following precautions:

  • 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.



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