A heat warning is in effect for the Fort Saskatchewan area.
Environment Canada issued the warning Sunday (Jul. 15) afternoon, forecasting Monday and Tuesday daytime highs of 29 C or above and nighttime lows no lower than 14 C.
“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,” Environment Canada said in on its website, advising people to take a number of precautions to stay safe, including rescheduling outdoor activities to a cooler time of day, spending time inside cooled buildings and drinking plenty of water.
“Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time,” the weather agency said.
Relief from the heat should be only a few days away, with scattered showers and cooler temperatures expected for the region on Wednesday.
The warning is in effect for Fort Saskatchewan, Elk Island National Park, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County, Lamont County and Sturgeon County.