Airdrie may very well break a weather record today as temperatures are forecast to soar to 32 Degrees Celsius during the day. On this day in 2021, Airdrie's temperature was recorded at 31.3 Degrees.

The temperatures have triggered a heat warning for much of Southern Alberta, including Airdrie and the surrounding areas. According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

"Daytime highs reaching 30 to 35 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows in the mid-teens continue. Cooler weather is expected on Friday."

ECCC is warning residents and visitors to the area are advised to take the following 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. 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 average high for August in the area is 22.9 degrees.

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