Chief health officer issues heat advisory
The province said high humidex values are slated for July 29 in southern Manitoba. (file image)
Published Friday, July 27, 2012 3:03PM CST
The provincial government said communities in the southern part of the Manitoba, including Winnipeg, are slated to be hit with high temperatures and high humidity levels on Sunday.
The Office of the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer released a heat advisory Friday.
The office advised Manitobans to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness.
Officials offered up a range of tips for guarding against the heat, including:
- drinking plenty of liquids, preferably water, before feeling thirsty;
- limiting physical activities on very hot days;
- wearing a wide-brimmed hat or using an umbrella;
- wearing loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing;
- using sunscreen if you are outdoors;
- going to a cool place such as a mall, restaurant or movie theatre for a break from the heat if there is no air conditioning at home;
- taking a cool bath or shower; and
- limiting alcohol consumption. (source: Province of Manitoba)
Officials also advised to check on family members, neighbours and friends, especially older adults with chronic conditions.
More information on heat and health is available by calling Health Links?Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1‑888‑315‑9257 (toll-free) or by going online to