Heat warnings continue to be in effect for northern Saskatchewan and are now spreading to central parts of the province Wednesday.
Environment Canada has expanded the warning to now include the Battlefords and Prince Albert.
“A period with maximum daily temperatures reaching or exceeding 29C and minimum overnight temperatures staying at or above 14C will continue through at least Thursday.
Residents of and visitors to the above warned regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours:
– Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
– Take frequent breaks from the heat.
– 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 or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.”