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Oppressive and dangerous heat grips the west

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:52 AM -

Residents across southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba were being reminded to stay hydrated Thursday, as hot and humid conditions dominate the region. 

"A ridge in the jet stream along with a low, sliding into British Columbia and Alberta will bring hot and humid conditions to Saskatchewan and Manitoba throughout the day Thursday and Friday," said Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon.

Environment Canada issued a heat warning for the region, where humidex values are expected to hit the 40s this afternoon. 

Officials are reminding residents to drink plenty of liquids especially water before feeling thirsty to decrease the risk of dehydration. 

If you have to work outdoors, officials recommend taking frequent breaks.


  • Stay inside an air conditioned building, or seek shade.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Limit outdoor physical activity.
  • Consider rescheduling outdoor events.
  • Check on your neighbours, particularly the elderly, children and people suffering from a chronic disease or mental illness.

Be sure to check your local forecast and UV Report before heading out.

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