Saskatoon Emergency Management Organization (EMO) says a hot weather alert has been activated for Saskatoon and Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Saskatoon. Today's (Thursday) high for Saskatoon is forecast to reach 36 Celsius.
Several cool down stations are open throughout the city. The list if available in the supplied graphic.
Environment Canada has the following reminders:
Extreme heat affects everyone.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
Shade yourself with an umbrella or a wide-brimmed hat.
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Please call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with heat.
SOURCES: ENVIRONMENT CANADA, SASKATOON EMO