As humidex values reach 35 degrees over the next three days, Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Moose Jaw and the surrounding areas.
Daytime highs of 32 degrees and higher and overnight lows near 16 degrees are forecast to spread throughout southern Saskatchewan over the coming days. This heat is expected to last through the weekend.
As the heat builds into Saskatchewan tomorrow, expect heat warnings to spread to encompass much of southern Saskatchewan.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, and people working or exercising outdoors. Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
Check on older family, friends, and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water
Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.