Environment Canada is issuing a heat warning for several areas near Lloydminster as the humidex values are expected to reach 39.
A hot and increasingly humid air mass will build across the Prairies this week, sending daytime highs into the low 30s with humidex values into the upper 30s. Some relief from the heat will arrive later in the week as cooler temperatures spread eastwards across the region on Friday into Saturday.
Some effects of heat illness include swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions. Drinking plenty of water and staying in cool places are recommended during this time.
It is advised that residents check on older family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are healthy and well during the increase in temperature.
HealthLine 811 is available for all residents for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with heat.
Heat Warning in effect for:
- R.M. of Battle River including Sweet Grass Res. and Delmas
- R.M. of Britannia including Hillmond
- R.M. of Buffalo including Wilkie and Phippen
- R.M. of Cut Knife including Cut Knife
- R.M. of Douglas including Speers Richard and Alticane
- R.M. of Eldon including Maidstone and Waseca
- R.M. of Frenchman Butte including St. Walburg
- R.M. of Glenside north of Biggar
- R.M. of Hillsdale including Neilburg and Baldwinton
- R.M. of Manitou Lake including Marsden
- R.M. of Mayfield including Maymont Denholm and Fielding
- R.M. of Medstead including Medstead Belbutte and Birch Lake
- R.M. of Meota including Meota and The Battlefords Prov. Park
- R.M. of Mervin including Turtleford Mervin and Spruce Lake
- R.M. of North Battleford northwest of The Battlefords
- R.M. of Parkdale including Glaslyn and Fairholme
- R.M. of Paynton including Paynton
- R.M. of Round Hill including Rabbit Lake and Whitkow
- R.M. of Round Valley including Unity
- R.M. of Senlac including Senlac
- R.M. of Turtle River including Edam and Vawn
- R.M. of Wilton including Lashburn Marshall and Lone Rock
- The Battlefords