Temperatures into the low- to mid-30s are expected to continue through much of the weekend in Saskatchewan, prompting heat warnings to be issued for much of the province, including Weyburn and area.
The daytime high forecast for Weyburn for today is expected to reach 34°, eight degrees above the normal for this time of year. The humidex will reach up to 43.
“The humidity is going to accompany the heat, giving us these high humidex values and chances of thunderstorms,” said Danielle Desjardins, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada
The temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-30s range right through until Monday when things start to return to seasonal. There is also rain expected Monday night, which could cool things off substantially.
Environment and Climate Change Canada advises that extreme heat can affect everyone, with the risks being even higher for young children, pregnant women, older adults, those with chronic illnesses and those working outside.
They advise drinking plenty of water, staying in a cool place, and reducing outdoor activities to the coolest parts of the day.