The extreme heat has prompted Environment and Climate Change Canada to issue a Heat Warning for the region.
Daytime temperatures are expected to hit approximately 30 degrees with overnight lows in the mid-teens for the next few days, which can make for potentially dangerous conditions.
Residents are being reminded to stay safe during this heat wave by trying to reschedule outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day.
Make sure to take frequent breaks from the heat, and to spend time in a cooled indoor space when possible.
Don’t forget to drink lots of water and other non-alcoholic, and non-caffeinated drinks to stay hydrated.
Make sure you double-check for your children and pets before leaving your vehicle.
Keep an eye out for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. That includes high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.
The temperatures are expected to cool to the low 20s by the middle of next week.
Areas included in the Heat Warning include Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, and Sundre.