Heat warnings and air quality statements continue in Saskatchewan

Environment Canada issues heat advisory for much of Sask

Environment Canada issues heat advisory for much of Sask

Last month was the third warmest July in Charlottetown in 143 years, according to statistics from Environment Canada.

It's going to be a hot week across the prairies as temperatures reach the 30-degree mark.

Plus it's not going to cool off much overnight, with lows in the upper teens to around 20 C forecast for the Thompson Okanagan region.

Heat stroke or heat exhaustion is possible for some people.

Beginning Thursday and extending through Friday and Saturday - with some relief expected on Sunday - daytime highs are expected to exceed 29 C.

Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.

But what's considered a heat warning on P.E.I. may not be considered a heat warning in other parts of Canada, said Jill Maepea, meteorologist with Environment Canada.

The warning states "the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors".

Environment Canada said conditions are not expected to improve until the weekend and it's advising people to take necessary precautions to protect themselves.

An air quality statement was issued earlier on Wednesday due to the smoke from forest fires in B.C. and Alberta.

Environment Canada issued an air quality statement late Wednesday morning saying the smoke "is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility".

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