Province Extends Heat Advisory

Mindy Sparks
August 10, 2018

Environment Canada's advisory states heat warnings may be issued through the week as the event draws closer.

The Environment Canada warning was issued early this morning (Aug. 7) and states temperatures will hit 36 C today and will rise throughout the week, peaking at 40 C on Thursday, Aug. 9.

"Very high temperatures began to push into southwestern-most Saskatchewan Wednesday. Some areas towards the Manitoba border will not see the extreme heat until Friday".

Plus it's not going to cool off much overnight, with lows in the upper teens to around 20 C forecast for the Thompson Okanagan region.

The weather agency also says humidity will be low and winds will remain light as the heat continues.

In addition to taking precautions, people should monitor the symptoms of a heat stroke, which are high body temperature, lack of sweat, disorientation, fainting and unconsciousness.

Forest fire smoke from Alberta and British Columbia is being blown into south central parts of Saskatchewan just as a heat wave is about to envelop in the province. Particular vigilance is urged for vulnerable individuals, including children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

The blanket of heat warnings extends across most of the province which is also under special air quality statements due to smoke.

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