As the powerful ridge of high pressure that lead to a historic heat wave in B.C. moves into Saskatchewan, the entire province is now under a Heat Warning.
Environment Canada says daytime highs in the low to mid 30’s, combined with overnight lows in the mid teens to even low 20’s are expected for the remainder of the week for most of the province.
In Regina, Friday and Saturday will be the hottest days if the current forecast holds at 36 C and 35 C , with overnight lows hovering around 20 C.
Moose Jaw will be much the same with highs of 37 C and 35 C on Friday and Saturday.
Both cities could break records those days, dating as far back as 1886 in the Queen City.
The normal daytime high in Regina this time of year is about 25 C and the average overnight low is around 10 C.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperatures or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
Watch for the effects of heat illness such as swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Heat stroke is a medical emergency, if you feel dizzy or disoriented seek medical attention immediately.
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Leaving children and animals in vehicles during these conditions is also extremely dangerous, heat illness can occur with in minutes followed by death.
In B.C and the Pacific Northwest, dozens of heat related deaths have been reported over the past week.
The hot weather is expected to subside in Saskatchewan early next week.