Environment Canada issued a heat warning for areas of Central Alberta today (July 7).  

A heat warning was issued at 4:46 a.m., for areas in and around Lacombe County, Blackfalds, and Bentley.  

Extremely hot temperatures of 30 to 35 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows of 14 degrees Celsius or greater are expected until at least mid-week.   

Daytime highs will be near 30 degrees today and will gradually increase to near 35 degrees Celsius by Wednesday for many regions of Alberta. Overnight lows in the mid-teens will not provide much relief from the heat.   

Residents and visitors to the warned regions are advised to take 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.   

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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