It’s going to be a scorcher out there. Alberta heat warnings are calling for intense highs of nearly 30 C for Monday, July 27. But the warm weather isn’t stopping there and apparently, it’s going to be hot all week.
It may be time to find the closest beach to you.
Environment Canada has released several heat warnings for Alberta and by the looks of it, things are going to get spicy.
Altogether, there are 14 heat warnings across the province.
Each waring is calling for temperatures to reach 29 C or higher on Monday, July 27. Lows are even going to be hot at 14 C.
Environment Canada is expecting these temperatures to last for the next two days so get out those bathing suits.
These heat warnings may not come as a complete surprise since Alberta has had bizarre weather patterns as of late.
Since it’s going to be hotter than usual, people are being reminded to use precautions to protect themselves.
Everyone should consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
If you insist on going outside, be sure to take frequent breaks from the heat and drink plenty of water.
You should also regularly check on your pets and never leave them in a car unattended for any length of time.
Anyone spending time outdoors should also look for signs of heatstroke or heat exhaustion. This includes high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.
The two-day heat warnings are for the following areas:
- Bonnyville - St. Paul - Cold Lake - Lac La Biche
- Brooks - Strathmore - Vulcan
- City of Edmonton - St. Albert - Sherwood Park
- Drayton Valley - Devon - Rimbey - Pigeon Lake
- Drumheller - Three Hills
- Fort McMurray - Fort MacKay
- Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville - Redwater - Smoky Lake
- Hanna - Coronation - Oyen
- Leduc - Camrose - Wetaskiwin - Tofield
- Lloydminster - Wainwright - Vermilion - Provost
- Medicine Hat - Bow Island - Suffield
- Red Deer - Ponoka - Innisfail - Stettler
- Spruce Grove - Morinville - Mayerthorpe - Evansburg
- Westlock - Barrhead - Athabasca
For some areas of the province, the heat may be lasting a little longer.
According to Environment Canada, Edmonton will have intense highs near 30 C all week.
Highs of 31 C, 32 C and 28 C are expected for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday respectively.
By Thursday, things will cool down but not by much as highs of 27 C will roll in with a mix of sun and cloud.
Throughout the weekend, Friday will be the hottest day with 29 C.
Even Calgary will be getting spicy with highs of 27 C, 29 C, 28 C, and 27 C starting today and ending on Thursday, July 29.
By Friday, things will cool down a bit to 25 C before they pick up again to 29 C on Saturday and 28 C on Sunday.
It looks like Alberta isn’t the only province that is heating up. B.C. has also been issued several heat warnings.
Highs in some areas of the province are expected to hit 35 C today and last all the way until Thursday.
If you don’t have AC, you may want to think about investing in a fan. Or at least find a patio to chill on.