Weyburn and much of southeast Saskatchewan are seeing temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s this week, with humidity making things feel even warmer.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Natalie Hasell said we are under the influence of a ridge of high pressure leading to sunnier, drier, and hotter conditions.
“Everyone is affected by heat,” said Hasell. “But there are some that are more susceptible, like the very old, the very young, pregnant people, people who might not have access to air conditioning, so that would include low-income earners and the homeless, and then people who exercise outdoors might want to reconsider that this week.”
She added people who work outdoors should take breaks to have a chance to hydrate and cool down.
Those with chronic conditions might also be more sensitive to heat, according to Hasell.
“Any heart problem, lung problem, breathing problem, diabetes, and I think kidney disease,” said Hasell. “We also tend to include mental health issues. The issue itself might not be the problem, but the medication they're on to manage the situation might also make them more susceptible to heat.”
She added it’s a good idea to talk with your doctor to see if any medications you’re taking affect your heat tolerance.
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