Heat warning in effect for Drayton Valley and area

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
August 6, 2018 - 6:57am

A heat warning has been issued for the Town of Drayton Valley and the surrounding area.

Forecasters say an extended period with maximum daily temperatures reaching or exceeding 29 Celsius and minimum overnight temperatures of 14 Celsius or above is expected to begin today and last until at least Friday. 

By mid-week daytime highs are expected to be scorching, ranging between the low to mid 30s.

The heat warning is in effect for the following areas:

    •    Brazeau Co. near Drayton Valley and Breton

    •    Co. of Wetaskiwin near Alder Flats and Winfield

    •    Co. of Wetaskiwin near Pigeon Lake

    •    Leduc Co. near Calmar and Devon

    •    Leduc Co. near Warburg Thorsby and Pigeon Lake

    •    Ponoka Co. near Crestomere

    •    Ponoka Co. near Rimbey Bluffton and Hoadley

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

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