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Heat warning issued for several Alberta communities

Last Updated Jul 27, 2020 at 9:41 am MDT

Thermostat, heatwave (CREDIT: iStockPhoto)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Much of eastern and central Alberta is under a heat warning.

The warnings stretch from Fort McMurray to Medicine Hat as well as Calgary, Okotoks and High River.

Environment Canada releases a heat warning when temperatures reach 29 degrees or higher with overnight lows reaching at least 14 degrees over consecutive days.

Temperatures in the Calgary area are expected to reach to high 20s over the next seven days.

During the intense heat, health officials remind you to protect yourself if you’re heading outdoors.

That means staying hydrated, wearing sunscreen and taking frequent breaks.