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Stay Safe in the Heat: Tips from Environment Canada and Alberta Health Services

If you enjoy 30 degrees, you’ll enjoy the next few days. Airdrie and the surrounding area are currently under a heat warning, and it’s only going to get hotter through Thursday. The expected daytime high for Tuesday is 31 degrees, while Wednesday could reach a scorching 34 degrees. The humidex could make it feel even hotter. Nighttime lows will remain in the teens, keeping Airdronians from getting too chilled. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is reminding residents to take certain precautions to stay safe during the heat wave, including: Consider moving outdoor activities to cooler times of the day. Take frequent breaks from the heat and spend time in cooled indoor areas whenever possible. Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, caffeine-free beverages to stay hydrated. Check for children and pets before exiting your vehicle. Do not leave a person or pet in an enclosed vehicle for any length of time. “Watch for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweating, confusion, fainting and loss of consciousness,” ECCC said. It’s also important to pay special attention to individuals who may experience heat effects sooner or more severely, including infants, children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health conditions or diabetes, outdoor workers and those who are socially isolated. Here are some other tips Alberta Health Services suggests to stay safe: Apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 at least 20 minutes before going outside. Make sure the product blocks both UVA and UVB rays and reapply frequently Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses Wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and pants that cover your skin. The heat warning was issued Saturday as an upper ridge brought extremely warm temperatures to Alberta beginning Sunday. Heat warnings are issued when very high temperatures are expected to pose an increased risk of heat illness, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion. After Wednesday, temperatures are expected to drop slightly, with daytime highs around 25 degrees until Sunday. There is also a chance of thunderstorms throughout the warm week. As of Saturday, Airdrie and Calgary have lowered their water restrictions from level four to level three. Send your news tips, story ideas, photos and videos to [email protected]. You can also message and follow us on Twitter: @AIR1061FM DiscoverAirdrie encourages you to get your news directly from the source you trust by bookmarking this page and downloading the DiscoverAirdrie app. Click here for breaking news, weather and match alerts.