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Airdrie under heat warning as temperatures set to reach low 30s

As Rob Thomas put it at the beginning of his 1999 hit Smooth alongside Carlos Santana, 'Man, it's a hot one.

As Rob Thomas put it at the beginning of his 1999 hit Smooth alongside Carlos Santana, 'Man, it's a hot one.'

With temperatures set to reach as high as 33 C this week, Airdrie and Crossfield were placed under a heat warning issued by Environment Canada on June 2. According to, temperatures were already in the low 20s C by 9 a.m. on June 2 and are slated to rise to a high of 31 C by 3 p.m.

June 3 is also slated to see experience extreme heat conditions in Airdrie and area, with The Weather Network calling for a high of 33 C. June 4 will see a high of 28 C in Airdrie, according to the network.

Temperatures will then cool down over the weekend, with Airdrie set to experience a high of 18 C on June 5 and 6, with possible showers on the Saturday.

Due to the heat, Environment Canada is advising Airdrie residents to take certain precautions to protect themselves, such as rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler times of the day, taking frequent breaks from the heat and spending time in cooled indoor spaces or shaded areas, where possible.

The government is also encouraging people to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages, and to not leave children or pets in parked vehicles for any length of time.

"Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness," stated Environment Canada. "Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat including infants, children, seniors, and individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated."

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, according to Environment Canada, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

For more heat health advice, Environment Canada says to visit

Scott Strasser,
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