It's going to be hot in Cochrane for the next several days and that has Environment Canada issuing a heat warning for our area. 

Temperatures are expected to reach approximately 30 degrees during the day, with lows in the mid-teens over the next five days.

Residents and those visiting the area are advised to take precautions to protect themselves and others. 

Making 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.

Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat including infants, children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, and socially isolated individuals according to Environment Canada. 

The heat warning is also in effect for Airdrie, Olds and Sundre.