The City of Lethbridge has received a notification from Alberta Health that a Level 2 Heat Alert has been issued for Lethbridge based on advice issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).
Heat waves cause an increase in heat-related illness, enhance drought conditions and can cause a significant long-term draw on power. Conditions are expected to remain above 30°C in the region until Thursday when the weather is expected to cool off.
- If you have family, friends and neighbours who may be vulnerable to the heat, you're encouraged to check-in and see if they need assistance in taking precautions to limit their exposure to heat-related illnesses.
- Local spray park hours have been extended from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Other ways to ensure residents are staying cool and safe during the expected high temperatures can be found here.
- Reminding residents to be mindful of the use of electric appliances and keep air-conditioning units at a moderate temperature to help prevent overloading the power grid.
Residents are also reminded the vulnerable members of our community are likely most at-risk during extreme temperatures without access to shelter. More information on local service organizations that are available to help during an extreme weather declaration can be found here.
A heat warning is issued in Alberta when two or more consecutive days of daytime maximum temperatures are expected to reach 32 degrees Celsius or warmer and nighttime temperatures are expected to be 16 degrees Celsius or warmer.
For latest updates, use the WeatherCan App or visit the Weather Canada website for more information on staying cool, hydrated and informed.
City's extreme temperature response protocol can be viewed here.
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Call 311 | Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.