Red Deerians are urged to take precautions to protect against extreme heat. (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Red Deerians are urged to take precautions to protect against extreme heat. (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

No relief from scorcher until end of the week for Red Deer

Wednesday’s high to reach 36 C

Red Deer and central Alberta will face blistering temperatures as the heat warning continues for Alberta.

Environment Canada said the prolonged, dangerous, and historic heat wave will continue into early next week for some regions.

Red Deer’s temperature was forecast to reach 35 C Tuesday and a low of 19 C Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, it will creep up to 36 C, with a low of 19 C at night.

Canada Day calls for a sunny high of 35 C, and a low of 19 C at night.

Red Deerians will see some relief on Friday with a high of 29 C, and a low of 15 C at night with a 30 per cent chance of showers.

Saturday’s forecast high is 24 C, and a low of 14 C with a 60 per cent chance of rain at night.

Environment Canada warned that the duration and magnitude of the heat wave will lead to increased risk of heat-related illness.

People are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and 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 exiting a vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

People should monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness. Pay particular attention to those 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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