Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 31 C today – 1 degree higher than the record for June 6, which was set in 1961.
Today, could reach a high of 31 degrees.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday could all reach +29.
Of course, that means it’s time to drink water, stay inside and find some nice air-conditioned places to visit and don’t leave kids or dogs or husbands in the car.
Here’s the Heat Warning from Environment Canada:
A strong upper ridge combined with a warm southerly flow at low levels will result in significantly above normal temperatures for the beginning of the week. Daytime highs exceeding 32 degrees Celsius in extreme southern Alberta and temperatures exceeding 29 degrees Celsius through south-central regions combined with overnight lows in the mid teens are expected. At this time these conditions are expected to persist through Wednesday and may possibly last longer.
Heat illnesses are preventable.
While heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for
– older adults;
– infants and young children;
– people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses;
– people who work in the heat;
– people who exercise in the heat;
– homeless people; and
– people without access to air conditioning.
Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.
Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.
If you are taking medication or have a health condition, ask your doctor or pharmacist if it increases your health risk in the heat and follow their recommendations.
Reschedule or plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day.
Take a break from the heat by spending a few hours in a cool place. It could be a tree-shaded area, swimming facility or an air-conditioned spot such as a public building, shopping mall, grocery store, place of worship or public library.
Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports to #ABStorm.