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Temperatures in the 30 degree range expected for the week

It’s going to be a hot week across the prairies as temperatures reach the 30-degree mark.

Environment Canada warns Lloydminster and surrounding areas that temperatures are going to reach 29 degrees or higher until at least Friday. Daytime highs are expected to sit in the low to mid-30’s for the week.

Alberta Health Services says when a heat warning is in effect people should consider rescheduling outdoor activities until cooler temperatures prevail, as well as drinking plenty of water and wearing a hat and sunglasses. They also say to apply sunscreen that has at least a 30 sun protection factor 20 minutes before heading outside.

In addition to taking precautions, people should monitor the symptoms of a heat stroke, which are high body temperature, lack of sweat, disorientation, fainting and unconsciousness.

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Environment Canada has also issued a heat warning for North Battleford and area with temperatures expected to reach 35 degrees. A high-pressure system is coming into Saskatchewan over the next few days bringing with it hot conditions and by Wednesday afternoon, temperatures will reach 32 degrees.

The warm weather will continue through to the weekend and by early next week temperatures will return to normal.

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