July 10 2024 – Edmonton Weather Report: Extreme Heat Warning Continues

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Heat Warning

Extended Heat Wave in Edmonton

Edmonton is experiencing a prolonged heat event, with temperatures reaching up to 37°C today and Wednesday. The high heat, coupled with warm overnight lows in the mid-teens to low-20s, will not provide much relief. Cooler temperatures are expected to move into northwestern Alberta on Thursday, but hot conditions will persist in Edmonton through much of next week.

Current Weather Conditions

Observed at: Edmonton Blatchford
Date: 4:00 AM MDT Wednesday 10 July 2024
Condition: Not observed
Pressure: 100.8 kPa (falling)
Temperature: 22.7°C
Dew point: 14.4°C
Humidity: 60%
Wind: S at 15 km/h
Humidex: 26

Currently, Edmonton is at a warm 23°C with a humidex of 26. The wind is from the south at 15 km/h, and the pressure is falling, indicating continued hot conditions.

Today’s Forecast: Extreme Heat and Possible Showers

Morning to Afternoon

The morning and early afternoon will be sunny with temperatures soaring to a high of 36°C. The humidex will make it feel like 38°C. There is a 30 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon, with a risk of thunderstorms. The UV index is high at 7, so sun protection is essential.

Tonight

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers in the evening and a risk of thunderstorms. Clearing overnight with temperatures remaining high at 22°C.

Extended Forecast

Thursday, 11 July

Sunny skies are expected with a high of 30°C. Cloudy periods will follow at night with a low of 16°C.

Friday, 12 July

Sunny weather continues with a high of 26°C. Increasing cloudiness at night with a low of 15°C.

Saturday, 13 July

Periods of rain are expected with a high of 22°C. Cloudy periods at night with a low of 15°C.

Sunday, 14 July

A mix of sun and cloud with a high of 26°C. Cloudy periods continue into the night with a low of 15°C.

Heat Warning Precautions

Residents and visitors should take the following precautions to protect themselves from the heat:

  • Reschedule outdoor activities: Plan activities for cooler parts of the day.
  • Take breaks in cool spaces: Spend time in air-conditioned or shaded areas.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Check vehicles: Ensure no person or pet is left in a parked car.
  • Monitor health: Watch for symptoms of heat-related illnesses such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, and fainting.
  • Look out for vulnerable individuals: Pay special attention to infants, children, seniors, those with chronic illnesses, and outdoor workers.

For more heat health advice, visit Alberta Health Services.

Historical Weather Data

On this date, Edmonton has experienced a record high temperature of 37.0°C and a record low of 5.0°C.

Wardrobe Suggestions

For today, light, breathable clothing and sun protection, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, are essential due to the extreme heat. Stay hydrated and seek cool places when possible. Evening wear should remain light due to the warm overnight temperatures.

Interesting Weather Fact

Did you know that Edmonton, known for its long summer days, can experience significant temperature swings? This heat wave is a reminder of the extremes that can occur in the region.

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