Extreme heat continues in southern Manitoba. Daytime maximum temperatures in excess of 32 are forecast for today. A cold front will pass through the province tonight ending the extreme heat followed by more tolerable temperatures in the mid twenties on Sunday.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions. Check on older family, friends and neighbours.
Make sure they are cool and drinking water Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
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 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.
To report severe weather, send an email to MBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm. (Source: www.weather.gc.ca)