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Calgary, southeastern Alberta under Heat Warning

Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 at 7:53 am MST

(Sandra Prusina - 660 NEWS)

Calgary remained under an Environment Canada Heat Warning, Wednesday.

Forecasted highs near the 30C mark Wednesday and Thursday, along with warmer nighttime lows prompted the warning to be issued, Tuesday.

Both meet the requirements of a warning which is described as a period with maximum daily temperatures reaching near 29C or above and minimum overnight temperatures near 14C or above.

Environment Canada meteorologist, Brad Power said while a Heat Warning was issued for a large portion of Alberta, in Calgary, the concern is mostly with overnight ‘not-so-lows.’

“It creates a bit of an issue for those people who do not have air conditioning, so it just doesn’t allow for things to cool down, overnight,” he said.

Remember to protect yourself during the heat warning:
– 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 (including malls or indoor pools).
– 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.

Extreme heat affects everyone, but risks can be greater for children, seniors, pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

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.

660NEWS took to the streets to find out when hot, is too hot.

“If it’s sunny and 28C, that’s a bit too much for me,” one Calgarian said. “Honestly — I get hot, really fast — and I just prefer colder temperatures.”

Another describes, “a perfect summer day: I’d say it still is warm, but maybe a little bit of a breeze. So, you know, in between, where you can still wear shorts, but you’re not, like, boiling.”

Where do you stand? Is 25C too hot in your books, or is hotter, better? Answer Wednesday’s webpoll on the 660NEWS homepage.