With humidex values reaching 38 being expected for the next couple of days, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning in the Parkland as well as southern and eastern Manitoba as a whole.

A hot and humid airmass will return to much of southern and east-central Manitoba today and last into the weekend before slightly cooler temperatures come back in the late weekend to early next week.

While extreme heat affects everyone, Environment Canada says the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Environment Canada says to watch for the effects of heat illness, which are, swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heatstroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

It’s suggested to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty, stay in a cool place, and never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

The symptoms of heat illness are dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

In the Parkland and surrounding areas, heat warnings have been issued for:

  • Gilbert Plains Mun. incl. Ashville
  • Grandview Mun. incl. Valley River Res.
  • Mossey River Mun. incl. Winnipegosis and Fork River
  • Mun. of Ethelbert incl. Garland
  • Mun. of Roblin incl. Makaroff Shortdale and Bield
  • Mun. of Russell-Binscarth incl. Gambler Res.
  • R.M. of Dauphin incl. Sifton and Valley River
  • R.M. of Lakeshore incl. Ochre River and Makinak
  • R.M. of Lakeshore incl. Rorketon and Toutes Aides
  • R.M. of Riding Mountain West incl. Asessippi Prov. Park
  • Hamiota Mun. incl. McConnell and Lavinia
  • Mun. of Clanwilliam-Erickson
  • Mun. of Harrison Park incl. Onanole Sandy Lake and Newdale
  • Prairie View Mun. incl. Bird Tail Creek Res.
  • R.M. of Minto-Odanah incl. Minnedosa and Moore Park
  • R.M. of Oakview incl. Oak River and Rapid City
  • R.M. of Rosedale incl. Eden and Kelwood
  • R.M. of Yellowhead incl. Shoal Lake and Elphinstone
  • R.M.of Ellice-Archie incl. St-Lazare McAuley and Manson
  • Riding Mountain Nat. Park
  • Rossburn Mun. incl. Waywayseecappo Res.