With daytime high temperatures that can range from 29 degrees Celsius to the mid-'30s combined with overnight lows near 14 degrees, Celsius expected through Thursday, Environment and Climate change Canada has issued a heat warning for Airdrie and surrounding areas. 

Residents and visitors to the warned regions are advised to consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day, as well as, taking frequent breaks from the heat, spending time in cooled indoor spaces where possible. Other precautions include drinking plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated and also checking for children and pets before exiting the car.

"Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time. Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness. Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat including infants, children, seniors, and 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 heat warning is also in effect for:

  • Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville
  • Mountain View Co. near Cremona and Water Valley
  • Mountain View Co. near Olds and Didsbury
  • Mountain View Co. near Sundre
  • Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield
  • Rocky View Co. near Bottrel and Madden
  • Rocky View Co. near Cochrane

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