Heat warning issued for Estevan

Heat warning issued for Estevan

The weather warning statement online said the humidity and wind will be low but the UV index will be high throughout the heat wave.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

But a weather statement was also issued Wednesday morning warning of hot temperatures for the rest of the week.

Temperatures will moderate somewhat during the weekend before returning to normal values for this time of year next week.

But what's considered a heat warning on P.E.I. may not be considered a heat warning in other parts of Canada, said Jill Maepea, meteorologist with Environment Canada.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

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A special air quality statement is in place for most of Saskatchewan for August 9, 2018.

Environment Canada's advisory states heat warnings may be issued through the week as the event draws closer.

"By Wednesday and Thursday daytime maximums will peak in the mid to high thirties with the potential for some communities to reach the 40 degree mark; overnight lows will only drop to the upper teens to about 20 degrees".

According to Environemnt Canada, a ridge of high pressure will continue to spread extremely hot temperatures across southern Saskatchewan over the next several days.

Highs around 30 degrees were expected to persist until Friday in Vancouver and until Saturday in Calgary and Edmonton.

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