Heat Warnings and Thunderstorm Warnings Across Manitoba

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City of Winnipeg - Downtown - taken from 6500 feet aboard Kasper Air Quest Kodiak
City of Winnipeg - Downtown

City of Winnipeg - Downtown - taken from 6500 feet aboard Kasper Air Quest Kodiak
City of Winnipeg – Downtown – taken from 6500 feet aboard Kasper Air Quest Kodiak

WINNIPEG – WEATHER – Warm summer weather is continuing across Manitoba.

Heat Warning in effect for:

  • City of Winnipeg
  • City of Brandon
  • Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress incl. Treesbank
  • Mun. of Norfolk Treherne
  • Mun. of North Cypress-Langford incl. Neepawa and Carberry
  • Mun. of North Norfolk incl. MacGregor Sydney and Austin
  • Mun. of Oakland-Wawanesa incl. Carroll
  • R.M. of Cornwallis west of Shilo incl. Chater
  • R.M. of Elton incl. Forrest
  • R.M. of Victoria incl. Holland and Cypress River

Humidex values reaching near 40 are expected.

Daytime highs near 30 degrees combined with high humidity will result in humidex values around the 40 mark in much of Southern Manitoba today. The heat and humidity also means there is a risk of severe thunderstorms later today or tonight. Conditions will be somewhat cooler tomorrow as a cold front moves through the province.

There are thunderstorm warnings out across a wide range of Manitoba as well.

Careful During the Heat

While heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for
– older adults;
– infants and young children;
– people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses;
– people who work in the heat;
– people who exercise in the heat;
– homeless people; and
– people without access to air conditioning.

Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.

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.