Environment Canada issued a Heat Warning today, Wednesday Aug. 31 with highs expected above 30 Celsius over the next five days.

And with today's humidex factor of 35 they are advising you to take precautions if you have plans to be outside.

Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Foothills Co. near Cayley
  • Foothills Co. near High River and Aldersyde
  • Foothills Co. near Longview and Eden Valley Res.
  • Foothills Co. near Okotoks and De Winton
  • Foothills Co. near Priddis and Brown-Lowery Prov. Park
  • Foothills Co. near Turner Valley and Black Diamond
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Claresholm and Stavely
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Nanton and Parkland
  • Rocky View Co. near Bragg Creek and Tsuu T'ina Res.

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 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.

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke 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.

And here's the following seven day forecast:


Sunny. High 33. Humidex 35. UV index 7 or high.


Partly cloudy. Becoming clear overnight. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 13.


Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. High 32. UV index 6 or high.

Thursday night

Clear. Low 9.


Sunny. High 31.

Friday night

Clear. Low 11.


Sunny. High 33.

Saturday night

Clear. Low 11.


Sunny. High 32.

Sunday night

Clear. Low 11.


Sunny. High 28.

Monday night

Clear. Low 7.


Sunny. High 28.