Edmonton Weather Update: Heat Warning in Effect

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Intense Heat Expected Throughout the Week in Edmonton

EDMONTON, AB – A heat warning has been issued for Edmonton as the city braces for extremely hot temperatures. Daytime highs will range from 31°C to 35°C over the coming days, with overnight lows remaining warm, providing little relief from the heat. Residents and visitors are urged to take necessary precautions to stay safe during this period of intense heat.

Current Weather Conditions

Observed at: Edmonton Blatchford
Date: 3:00 AM MDT Monday, 8 July 2024
Condition: Not observed
Temperature: 19.7°C
Dew Point: 13.1°C
Humidity: 66%
Wind: SW at 6 km/h
Pressure: 101.1 kPa (Falling)

Forecast for the Coming Days

Today: Monday, 8 July 2024

  • Morning: Clear skies with a temperature of 20°C.
  • Afternoon: Sunny with southeast winds becoming 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h. High of 31°C with a humidex of 32. UV index very high at 8.
  • Evening: Clear skies with southeast winds becoming light. Low of 17°C.

Tomorrow: Tuesday, 9 July 2024

  • Daytime: Sunny skies. High of 31°C.
  • Night: Clear skies. Low of 19°C.

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

  • Daytime: Sunny and hot with a high of 35°C.
  • Night: Clear skies. Low of 21°C.

Thursday, 11 July 2024

  • Daytime: Sunny with a high of 29°C.
  • Night: Cloudy periods with a 30% chance of showers. Low of 11°C.

Health and Safety Advisory

With the heat warning in effect, it is crucial to be mindful of the dangers associated with prolonged exposure to high temperatures. Heat illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, can occur rapidly under these conditions. Watch for symptoms such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Safety Tips:

  • Reschedule Outdoor Activities: Plan activities during cooler hours of the day.
  • Stay Cool: Take frequent breaks in air-conditioned or shaded areas.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
  • Vehicle Safety: Never leave children or pets inside a parked vehicle.
  • Check on Vulnerable Individuals: Ensure infants, children, seniors, and those with health conditions are coping well with the heat.

Historical Weather Data

  • Historic High for July 8: 36.0°C
  • Historic Low for July 8: 6.7°C

Wardrobe Suggestions

With temperatures rising significantly, light, breathable clothing is essential. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen can provide additional protection from the sun. Comfortable shoes are recommended for those spending extended periods outdoors.

Interesting Weather Trivia

Did you know? Edmonton, known for its beautiful summer weather, occasionally experiences extreme heat waves. The city’s highest recorded temperature in July was a scorching 37.2°C on July 2, 1924, highlighting the city’s potential for significant summer heat.

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