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Heat Warning In Effect for Fort McMurray/ Surrounding Areas

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Heat Warning In Effect for Fort McMurray/ Surrounding Areas

Expect to feel a wave of heat coming through Fort McMurray.

Environment Canada notes temperatures will hover around 29C for the majority of the next week. Meanwhile, overnight temperatures will stay around 14C.

This has prompted the weather agency to issue a heat warning.

Lac La Biche Co. near Crow Lake Prov. Park
Lac La Biche Co. near Wiau Winefred and Grist Lakes
R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fort MacKay and Wallace Creek
R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fort McMurray and Anzac
R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Gipsy Lake and Whitemud Falls
R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Grand Rapids Wildland Prov. Park
R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Janvier South and Conklin
R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Mariana Lake
R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Stony Mtn Prov. Park and Engstrom Lake

Environment Canada is also forecasting some rain throughout the next few days.

Meanwhile, Medical Officer of Health with Alberta Health Services Doctor Albert Devilliers tells Mix News people should be extra careful if deciding to venture outside.

“Most of the things are common sense, so the most important thing is to try and consider your regular activities if you’re going to do it outdoors, so don’t plan a very long hike when there is a day with a heat advisory.”

He notes alcohol isn’t the best drink for the warmer weather.

“If you drink a lot of alcohol it actually dehydrates you, so water is probably the best thing to drink.”

Devilliers adds this is a great time to enjoy being outside, just be careful. Make sure your wear sunscreen, drink lots of water, and if you have pets, make sure they are nice and comfortable.

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