A heat warning is in effect for the central Alberta area. Daily high temperatures around 30 degrees combined with warmer evenings are expected Thursday and Friday.  

However, it won’t last too long as cooler temperatures are expected into the weekend.  

They heat warning is in place for the following areas: 

  • Camrose Co. near Bashaw and Meeting Creek
  • City of Red Deer
  • Co. of Paintearth near Halkirk and Big Knife Prov. Park
  • Co. of Stettler near Big Valley
  • Co. of Stettler near Botha and Gadsby
  • Co. of Stettler near Byemoor and Endiang
  • Co. of Stettler near Donalda
  • Co. of Stettler near Stettler Nevis and Rochon Sands
  • Flagstaff Co. near Forestburg and Galahad
  • Lacombe Co. near Clive Alix and Mirror
  • Lacombe Co. near Eckville
  • Lacombe Co. near Lacombe Blackfalds and Bentley
  • Ponoka Co. near Ponoka and Maskwacis
  • Red Deer Co. near Elnora Lousana and Delburne
  • Red Deer Co. near Penhold Innisfail and Bowden
  • Red Deer Co. near Pine Lake
  • Red Deer Co. near Spruce View and Red Lodge Prov. Park
  • Red Deer Co. near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House

During a heat warning Environment Canada encourages the following precautions:  

  • Scheduling outdoor activities for the cooler hours of the day 
  • Take frequent breaks from the heat 
  • Drink plenty of water 
  • Do not leave children or pets in a warm vehicle 
  • Pay attention to infants, children and seniors for symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke