“A strong peak of high pressure will bring above average heat for the long weekend,” said Edmonton world meteorologist Jesse Beyer.
After a brief relief Thursday and Friday after several days of record high temperatures, Environment Canada said warm daytime and nighttime temperatures are expected to return on Saturday and will persist throughout the weekend.
“Edmonton will be back in the 30 C [range] for most of the long weekend, ”Beyer said.
Southern Alberta will experience temperatures a few degrees warmer than central and northern Alberta, but overall, over the next three days, daytime temperatures are expected to reach 20 to 30 seconds, combined with nocturnal troughs near 14 to 16 C. Temperatures are expected to return. to seasonal figures early next week.
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People are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbors:
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- Consider postponing outdoor activities to cooler times of the day
- Take frequent breaks from the heat and spend time in cooled indoor spaces when possible
- Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated drinks to stay hydrated
- Check your children or pets before getting out of your vehicle. Do not leave people or pets inside a closed vehicle for any length of time
- Watch for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and loss of consciousness.
“Make sure you plan the outdoor activities accordingly,” Beyer said.
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Environment Canada said that special attention may be needed with respect to people more sensitive to heat such as infants, children, the elderly and people with lung, heart, kidney, nervous system disorders, mental health or diabetics, outside workers. and those who are socially isolated.
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Heat warnings are issued when extremely high temperatures are expected to present a high risk of heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
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