It’s going to be a hot week across Saskatchewan.
According to Natalie Hasell, warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada, all of southern and much of central Saskatchewan is under a heat advisory, including Regina and Saskatoon.
She said the hot temperatures will begin Tuesday and last until Saturday.
As of Monday afternoon, the forecast for Friday shows temperatures are supposed to reach a high of 36 C in Regina and 37 C in Saskatoon — temperatures well above normal for this time of the year.
During this heat wave, Hasell recommends people have access to an air conditioned space, wear loose-fitting clothing that allows skin to breathe and to watch out for others. She said the young and elderly, those on mental health medications and with cardiovascular or kidney diseases are more susceptible to heat.
Hasell also reminded people never to leave children or pets inside vehicles.
“Even when it’s not that hot outside, the temperature inside a closed car can be quite a bit warmer. Imagine what it turns out to be when the temperatures are really hot,” she said.
While heat advisories are in place for Monday, Hasell said heat warnings are expected to be issued as the week continues.