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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Heat warnings are issued as temperatures soar

Heat alerts are issued due to the scorching temperatures

Key Takeaways:

  • A heat alert was in effect for much of Manitoba as of Sunday night due to the sweltering heat in the plains.
  • People should be aware of the symptoms of heat exhaustion, which include nausea, dizziness, and excessive thirst advises Environment Canada.
  • Environment Canada anticipates a brief cooling-off period with a risk of showers, but they expect a return to high temperatures.

The prairies are experiencing oppressive heat, and as of Sunday night, much of Manitoba was under a heat advisory.

Even with temps in the 30s, Goldeyes supporters continued to enjoy some Sunday baseball, many of whom found creative ways to keep cool.

We recently bought some Goldeyes hats from the team shop, so that’s a start, said Chad Kempthorne, who was at the match with his family. We have sunscreen on. Here are our water bottles. We’re ready to enjoy ourselves.

Winnipeg’s humidity index reached 40 degrees on Sunday afternoon.

Western Canada is experiencing extreme temperatures, according to Environment Canada.

As per the Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Jesse Wager, “we are influenced by an upper ridge that is aiding in flooding the prairies with very warm air.”

The weather service has issued a heat warning for much of Manitoba due to the hot weather.

According to Wager, “the risk of heat-related injuries and illnesses is very significant because we expect these circumstances over a few days, and that, of course, led to the issuance of those heat warnings.”

Winnipeggers should take measures even when the weather isn’t preventing them from leaving the house.

Also read: The Red Cross is building an emergency shelter for wildfire evacuees in Manitoba

According to Environment Canada, people should be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion, which include nausea, dizziness, and excessive thirst.

It advises individuals to keep out of direct sunlight, schedule outdoor activities for cooler periods of the day, have a cool shower or bath, or take a break in a cool spot.

The City of Winnipeg is also assisting citizens in avoiding the heat.

According to a statement from the city, “Residents are encouraged to cool off and get clean drinking water in our leisure centers including libraries during regular operating hours, particularly during high heat events.”

“During the hot summer months, our indoor pools and outdoor aquatic amenities, such as spray pads, wading pools, heated and non-heated pools, are also fantastic ways to cool down.”

On Tuesday, Environment Canada predicts a little respite from the heat with a chance of showers, but they expect the temperature to rise again.

Source: CTV News

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