Southern Manitoba Heat Warnings

Heat Warnings

WINNIPEG - Heat warnings cover southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg.

Daytime highs will remain well into the 30s over the next few days, as a very warm air mass pushes across the Prairies.

Environment Canada says cooler temperatures are expected mid week across much of the south.

Extreme heat affects everyone. To reduce the risk of heat illnesses:

-Plan outdoor activities during cooler times of the day and take into account the COVID 19 restrictions.
-Take a cool shower or bath or take a break in a cool location, such as an air-conditioned building or a tree-shaded area.
-Stay out of direct sunlight and wearing loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing and a wide-brimmed hat or umbrella.
-Drink plenty of water, before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. If you must go out, take water with you.
-Keep your house cool. Block the sun out by closing curtains, blinds, and awnings during the day
-Never leave people or pets in a parked vehicle.
-Check on family, friends and neighbours. Check regularly on people living alone, especially older individuals or people with health conditions. Make sure they are cool and drinking water.
-Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, and the worsening of some health conditions.
-Watch for signs of heat stroke (which may begin with headache, hot skin, dizziness or confusion) and take action immediately.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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