Calgary hit a record temperature yesterday, reaching 33.7 C, according temperature readings by Environment Canada late yesterday afternoon. The previous high was set in 1919 at 33.3 C.
With the high temps, Calgary EMS is warning Calgarians to take proper precautions to reduce the risk of heat related illness and injury. Applying sunscreen of 30 SPF or greater, keeping hydrated and avoiding midday sun are some of the top tips provided by city emergency medical services.
Children and the elderly are more susceptible to heat exhaustion and dehydration.