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

We can expect temperatures to reach 30 to 35 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows of 14 degrees Celsius or greater until at least Wednesday. 

The warmest day of the week will be on Wednesday with a forecast high of 34 degrees Celsius in Cochrane. 

"Overnight lows in the mid teens will not provide much relief from the heat." stated the national weather service. 

Residents are being advised to take precautions when spending time outdoors. 

  • Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
  • Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time in cooled indoor spaces where possible.
  • Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
  • Check for your children or pets before you exit your vehicle. Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

Watch for signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, which include high body temperature, absence of sweating, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Pay special attention to those who may experience earlier or more severe effects from heat, including infants, children, seniors, people with pre-existing conditions such as lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health, or diabetes, outdoor workers, and those who are socially isolated.

Heat warnings are issued when extremely high temperatures are expected to pose an increased risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

You can find more information and heat health advice HERE.