Expanded Heat Warning now in place
Alberta Health has elevated the current Heat Warning to an Expanded Heat Warning for the city of Lethbridge. This elevated warning is now active due to special air quality statements because of the wildfire smoke.
What should you know:
- With prolonged elevated temperatures, the risk of heat-related illnesses will increase.
- Areas in central Alberta will see cooler temperatures Friday.
- Hot temperatures, highs will range from 29 to 34 C and will continue for parts of Alberta Friday before cooling by Saturday morning.
- An expanded heat warning means a Heat Warning plus poor air quality due to wildfire smoke is impacting a region.
What can you do:
- If feeling overheated, thirsty or nauseous, take immediate actions to cool down.
- Although air pollution and smoke can be harmful to your health, extreme heat is more dangerous. Whenever possible, keeping cool should always be your priority.
- Monitor current warnings and forecasts issued by Environment Climate Change Canada directly via:
Residents are encouraged to keep informed by visiting Extreme Heat Alberta for information on staying cool and staying hydrated.
For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.