“Heat domes” all over western Canada, bringing extremely hot temperatures
With the “Hot Dome” in western Canada, from British Columbia to Saskatchewan, to the Northwest Territories and Yukon, it is expected that daily and historical temperature records will be broken in the coming days.
Last week, CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe said that the thermal dome is expected to break records.
“Sinking air will press down the air close to the ground, basically like a pressure cooker,” Wagstaff said.
“That high will not disappear anytime soon.”
Wagstaffe said that climate change means that this trend will not disappear anytime soon.
“We are breaking some very old records, which are always signs of climate change,” she said. “But we also broke the record a few years ago.
“Every time we see a fairly new record, it means that our baseline is changing.”
Watch | CBC Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explains what the thermal dome is and why it is cooked in Western Canada:
Environment Canada said it expects the high temperature in the afternoon on Sunday afternoon to climb to more than 30 degrees, and then peaks close to 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of southern Alberta during the week.
The agency urges Albertans:
- Reschedule outdoor activities to cool times during the day.
- Rest often in hot weather and spend time in a cool indoor place as much as possible.
- Drink a lot of water.
- Never leave anyone or pet in a closed vehicle.
The last time Calgary experienced a temperature of 32 degrees Celsius for 5 days was in 1914. Edmonton is expected to break the temperature record of 37.2 degrees Celsius set in 1937.
According to Environment Canada, large areas of central and western Saskatchewan, as well as parts of the Northwest Territories, also received high temperature warnings on Sunday.
Saturday BC is the hottest place in Canada
According to data from Environment Canada, British Columbia broke the temperature record on Saturday, and the village of Lytton set the country’s highest temperature-a record 43.2 degrees Celsius.
Environment Canada stated that it is important for residents to monitor themselves for heatstroke or heatstroke symptoms.
High temperature brings them an increased risk of high temperature-related diseases, especially for those with underlying health problems or those who are homeless.
Calgary resident Danny Walker delivered bottled water on Saturday to The Mustard Seed, a shelter in the city’s downtown, which has expressed an urgent need for bottled water in recent days.
“We have to help, nothing more,” Walker said.
Symptoms of heatstroke or heatstroke include high body temperature, low sweating, fainting, loss of consciousness, and confusion.
Since overnight lows in parts of Alberta will remain between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius, little relief is expected overnight.