With temperatures in much of the province getting into the mid-30s today, heat warnings are in effect throughout Saskatchewan. The forecast highs in Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Estevan, Swift Current, Humboldt, Regina, Saskatoon and many other communities are expected to set new records.
The high temperatures are expected to stick around through most of the weekend, with temperatures starting to return to normal by Monday.
Environment and Climate Change Canada recommends drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated in the heat and to schedule outdoor activities for the coolest parts of the day. As well, seek cool places such as an air-conditioned building, a tree-shaded area or a swimming pool
Heat warnings are typically issued when high temperatures are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.