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Heat Warning

posted Aug 13, 2015, 1:22 PM by Kathy Carr
Hot and humid weather with generally sunny skies is expected to continue in Southern Manitoba into the weekend, as the area remains under the effect of a upper ridge of high pressure. Today should see temperatures reach the low 30's, with humidex values peaking around the 40 mark. On Friday southerly winds will develop bringing more heat and humidity into the area, with temperatures in the mid 30's and humidex values in the low-to-mid 40's. The heat and humidity will continue into Saturday at which time a cold front is forecast to sweep through Southern Manitoba, bringing much cooler and drier air into the region for Sunday. Watch for symptoms of heat illness, which include - dizziness or fainting, nausea or vomiting - headache - rapid breathing and heartbeat - extreme thirst and - decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine. If you experience any of these symptoms during extreme heat, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids. Water is best. Reschedule or plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day. Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight. For more information on heat and your health: - Visit Manitoba Health at: http://www.manitoba.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/heat.html - Call Health Links-Info Santé at 788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #MBStorm.
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