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Warm week expected on the Prairies as heat warnings are in effect for Alberta and much of Saskatchewan

Warm week expected on the Prairies as heat warnings are in effect for Alberta and much of Saskatchewan

EDMONTON — Above-normal temperatures affecting much of western Canada are expected to spread to Manitoba later this week.

EDMONTON — Above-normal temperatures affecting much of western Canada are expected to spread to Manitoba later this week.

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for all of Alberta, much of central and northern Saskatchewan, and much of southern British Columbia

Temperatures in Alberta and Saskatchewan could reach 35 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

According to the weather bureau, temperatures tonight will not offer much relief from the heat, with lows of around 15 degrees Celsius expected.

Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius are expected in parts of Manitoba on Wednesday.

According to Environment Canada, the heat on the Prairies is likely to last into next week.

People are encouraged to take precautions against the heat, such as drinking plenty of water and staying in the shade, especially when attending outdoor events such as the Calgary Stampede or the upcoming Winnipeg Folk Festival.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 8, 2024.

The Canadian Press