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HEAT WARNING: Parts of south & central Alberta

A Heat WARNING contnues for several areas of the province including Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River, Claresholm, Okotoks, Vulcan, Brooks, Medicine Hat, Bow Island regions.

Daytime high temperatures reaching 32 degrees celsius or higher with overnight lows near 16 degrees are expected to continue into this weekend.

Residents of and visitors to the 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 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.

(From Environment Canada)

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