With daytime temperatures expected to climb to nearly 30 degrees Celsius and overnight lows in the mid teens, Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for the Cochrane region. 

The temperature is expected to cool off by Thursday as a cold front moves into our region. Then more heat will be on the way again for the Labour Day long weekend. 

Cochranites are being reminded to stay safe during this heat wave by trying to reschedule outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day.

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.

Keep an eye out for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. That includes high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting and unconsciousness.

Also included in the warning is:

  • Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville
  • Mountain View Co. near Cremona and Water Valley
  • Mountain View Co. near Olds and Didsbury
  • Mountain View Co. near Sundre
  • Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield
  • Rocky View Co. near Bottrel and Madden