Environment and Climate Change Canada issued heat warnings for much of southern Saskatchewan Wednesday morning.

Daytime highs are expected to reach the threshold of 32 C for Wednesday and Thursday, with the temperature not dropping below 16 C Wednesday night.

The warnings issued around 4:30 a.m. cover most of southern Saskatchewan, ranging from the Alberta border to the Estevan area. Some locations further east, such as Carlyle and Oxbow, were not placed under the warning.

"Daytime highs in the low to mid 30s combined with overnight lows in the mid teens will provide little respite from the heat over the next two days," said the warning. "Temperatures will cool Thursday night and Friday as a cold front moves through the region."

The weather is expected to become hot again this weekend and continue into next week.

Young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, and people working or exercising outdoors are at greater risk.

Environment Canada gave the following tips for dealing with the heat:

  • Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
  • Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.
  • Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Heat warnings are put in place when high temperatures or humidity conditions create a heightened risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

You can HealthLine 811 for more advice on any health risks, symptoms, or tips to stay healthy.