The hot weather is here for a while longer in southern Saskatchewan.
Environment Canada says we can expect daytime highs to reach over 30C – and with little cloud cover or wind, it’s going to be a scorching few days.
Heat warnings have been issued for parts of the province – mainly in the southwest. Radar maps indicate Alberta remains under heat warnings as well.
A large, upper ridge of high pressure, centred mainly just south of the Canadian prairies, is creating this massive warming trend, pushing temperatures up to as high 36C throughout the next week and a half.
Natalie Hasell, Warning Prepardness Meteorologist with Environment Canada tells 620 CKRM the high Friday will be under 30C, but the mercury will be rising.
“That ridge is basically just intensifying,” Hasell said. “So, we’re going to see rather warm temperatures in southern Saskatchewan.”
Hasell says the usual keys must be taken into account when trying to beat the heat: plenty of water, sun screen and stay out of direct sunlight during peak hours in the mid-afternoon.
There doesn’t appear to be much of a reprieve in the long range forecast, nor does there appear to be much in the way of moisture.
Average daytime highs for this time of the year usually are around 25C.