Several heat warnings are in effect for Northern Manitoba.
The warnings are in place for Flin Flon, Cranberry Portage, Snow Lake, Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids, Pukatawagan, Norway House, Cross Lake, Wabowden, The Pas, Wanless, Westray, Clearwater Lake Provincial Park, Thompson, Nelson House, and Split Lake.
The temperatures in the listed areas are expected to reach at least 29 degrees Celsius with overnight lows near 16 degrees Celsius for the next three days.
Thursday will likely bring relief as showers and cooler air out of the north move over the area.
Here are some tips to stay safe:
Watch for the effects of heat illness, including swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
Check on older family, friends, and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water.
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.
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.