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Calgary sweltering under heat warning

Last Updated Aug 17, 2020 at 8:19 am MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – It’s going to be a scorcher and will stay that way as a heat warning is in effect for Calgary and much of the province.

Environment Canada said the temperatures are going to reach or exceed 29 degrees celsius for each of the next three days, and there’s not much relief at night as the low will be around 14 degrees.

The meteorological agency is asking you to reschedule outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day, drink plenty of water and don’t leave children or pets in a closed vehicle.

Health Canada is also asking you to monitor yourself for symptoms of heatstroke, which include dizziness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, headaches, rapid breathing, and extreme thirst.

If you need to be outside, make sure you are taking frequent breaks from the heat.

Calgary’s high could reach 32 degrees Monday with the UV Index 8 or very high.

Environment Canada recommends you wear sunglasses and eyeglasses with UV protective lenses, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30.

The heat warning is expected to last until at least the middle of the week, with highs of 28 expected for Wednesday and Thursday.