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Heat warning issued for Grande Prairie, Peace River regions

Hot weather in the forecast has prompted Environment Canada to issue a heat warning for both the Grande Prairie and Peace River regions. It says highs near 30 degrees and lows in the mid to high teens are expected Thursday and Friday.

During that time, people in the area are encouraged to take precautions, like taking frequent breaks from the heat when possible and drinking plenty of water.

“Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness. Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat.”

In Grande Prairie, a high of 30 degrees is in the forecast for Thursday and 29 degrees for Friday. Cooler temperatures are expected to return to the region this weekend.

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Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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