Heat warning in effect for the Lakeland

A heat warning is in effect for the Lakeland.

Environment Canada issued the warning for Bonnyville, Cold Lake, St. Paul, Lac La Biche and Smoky Lake areas.

“A very warm airmass will produce daytime high temperatures near 30 degrees today and Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to cool off mid-week,” the warning said.

The high today for Cold Lake and area is 28 degrees, while the mercury could go as high as 32 degrees tomorrow.

The weather will return to rain on Wednesday and Thursday with showers expected and a high of 22 degrees.

Residents of and visitors to the warned regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours:

– Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
– Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time indoors in cooled buildings such as malls or indoor pools.
– Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
– Check for your children or pets before you exit your vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

Monitor for symptoms of heatstroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat including infants, children, seniors, and individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

Heat warnings are issued when very high-temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.