A Heat Warning is in effect for areas of the Foothills including Okotoks and High River.

With temperatures as high as 29 degrees and overnight lows of around 14 degrees, Environment Canada is recommending people take some precautions:

  • Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
  • Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time in cooled indoor spaces where possible.
  • 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.

Residents should watch for signs of heat stroke including dizziness, lack of sweat, fainting, and exhaustion.

These hot conditions are expected to continue tomorrow and could stretch into the weekend.