Environment Canada has issued a heat advisory for the north of Alberta saying the region might experience a historic high and might through the following week. The weather body said they are looking at a high of 40 C starting next week.
Environment Canada said that most parts of northern Alberta will experience 30 C in the afternoon starting this Friday, which is projected to climb to the mid-30s by this Sunday and even higher at the beginning of next week.
North Albertan should expect little reprieve or none at all, the warning said, and with night temperatures projected to range between 15 and 20C.
There will be an increased risk of heat-related distress, including heatstroke, the warning said, noting that people should be cautious and do everything they can to keep themselves, friends and family safe.