If you love basking in 30-degree heat, you will enjoy these next few days.

Airdrie and the surrounding area is currently under a heat warning and it's only going to get hotter until Thursday. The expected daytime high for Tuesday is 31 degrees while Wednesday could reach a scorching 34 degrees. The humidex may make it feel even warmer. Overnight lows will stay in the teens not cooling Airdronians off too much.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is reminding residents to take certain precautions to stay safe during the heatwave, those include:

  • Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
  • Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time in cooled indoor spaces where possible.
  • Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
  • Check for your children or pets before you exit your vehicle. 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," stated ECCC.

It is also important to pay particular attention to individuals who can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat including infants, 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.

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 heading outdoors. Be sure the product blocks both UVA and UVB rays, and reapply frequently
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Wear light-coloured long-sleeved shirts and pants that cover the skin.

The heat warning was issued on Saturday when an upper ridge brought extremely warm temperatures to Alberta which began on Sunday.

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.

After Wednesday temperatures are expected to drop slightly with daytime highs being near the 25-degree range until Sunday. There are also chances for thunderstorms throughout the warm week.

As of Saturday, Airdrie and Calgary have reduced their water restrictions from level four to three.

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