This week is going to be a hot one for Saskatchewan.
The southeast part of the province will be the warmest, which has led Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement for the area.
“That area (the southeast) is going to be warmest and we’re looking at a humidex nearing around 44 Tuesday and potentially Wednesday as well,”
said John Paul Cragg, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada.
He explained the warm weather is coming from an airflow moving up from the south.
“(The flow) is going to bring some really warm air, but it’s not just warm, it’s moist as well … we’re going to have high dew points and warm temperatures which means it’s going to feel quite warm out there for the next couple of days at least.”
Cragg said the humidex is calculated using the temperature as well as how much moisture is in the air. He explained it will be much more difficult for people to cool down with it being so humid out.
Cragg said people need to be careful with heat like this in the forecast.
“If you are at risk with this kind of temperature you want to make sure you’re staying indoors … if you are outside make sure you’re drinking plenty of water, if you do become overheated make sure you get into a place with air conditioning where you can cool down.”