The hot weather is being felt across the province with highs in the upper 20’s and low 30’s the last couple days.
So much so that Environment Canada has issued heat warnings across the far northern part of Saskatchewan.
La Loche, La Ronge and Prince Albert National Park were all included in the warning Wednesday morning.
A period with maximum daily temperatures reaching near 29 or above and minimum overnight temperatures near 14 is expected Wednesday and Thursday.
“Residents of and visitors to the warned regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbors:
– Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
– Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time outdoors at your house or at cooled public buildings.
– Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
– 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. Particular vigilance is urged for vulnerable individuals, including children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.”
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.