Heat warning issued for most of Alberta

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One day of reprieve for Calgarians and then the city is back under a heat warning.

Environment Canada issued a heat warning for the city of Calgary at 3:43 p.m. on Friday.

The government weather agency urges residents to take precautions in the heat, including rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours, taking frequent breaks from the heat, drinking plenty of water and not leaving any pets or people inside closed vehicles for any length of time.

The temperature is expected to only dip as low as 17 C over the next two evenings. Calgarians can expect highs near 30 C this long weekend, topping out at 31 C on Monday.

The city joins nearly the entire province in dealing with hot weather. Only some parts of southwestern Alberta are currently not under a heat warning.

Even climates further north aren’t safe from the heat; areas along the Mackenzie River in Northwest Territories are also under heat warnings.

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