Heat advisory issued for northern Manitoba
The province issued a heat warning Saturday for northern Manitoba until at least Tuesday. (File Image)
Published Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:23PM CST
Last Updated Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:30PM CST
The province issued a heat warning Saturday for northern Manitoba until at least Tuesday.
The province said Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting a heat wave where daytime temperatures could reach 30 degrees dropping to only 16 overnight.
The province said everyone is at risk for heat-related illnesses, however risks are greatest for older adults, infants and young children, people with chronic illness, people not often outside in humid temperatures and people on certain medications.
The province said heat-related illnesses can be prevented or reduced by drinking plenty of water or fluids, wearing loose and light-fitted clothing, planning outdoor activities for cooler times throughout the day and avoiding long periods of sun exposure.
The province said it is best to move to a cooler area if heat-related symptoms occur such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache or fast breathing.
Emergency medical care may be needed depending on the severity of the symptoms, the province said.
For more information on heat and health, call Health Links at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) or visit: www.manitoba.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/heat.html