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Heat warning issued for Calgary and southeast Alberta

Last Updated Aug 17, 2020 at 6:37 am MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for parts of southern Alberta that is expected to last until mid week.

Temperatures will reach and exceed 29 degrees for the next three days. The overnight lows will be near 14 degrees.

The warning is issued for the city of Calgary, surrounding communities and a large section of southeast Alberta.

Calgary has yet to officially hit 30 degrees this year. The high was 29.4 degrees on July 28.

Environment Canada is suggesting residents stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade if they are planning on spending time outside in the sun. People are also being advised to plan events for cooler times in the day.

The warm weather can lead to heat stroke or heat exhaustion.