Close this search box.
Close this search box.

The not so phantom heat

The forecast calls for sun, heat and a high of 34° at 3 PM today. A long heat wave continues as we are under a heat warning. Most of Alberta wll see the hottest temperatures of the week today.

Albertans are being urged to conserve electricity as the province braces for scorching temperatures forecasted to peak at 37 degrees Celsius in some areas Wednesday.

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for nearly all of Alberta, with the exception of the Jasper area, citing potentially hazardous conditions. The high temperatures have strained generator capabilities, prompting the Alberta Electric System Operator to issue a grid alert.

Residents are advised to limit non-essential use of lights and appliances and to reduce air conditioning usage, especially during peak hours from 4 PM to 7 PM, in efforts to stabilize the electricity grid.

It will start to get a little less warm (not by much at all) around 7 PM

Current temperatures as of 11 AM today are as follows;

  • Fort Saskatchewan 26°
  • Edmonton 26°
  • St. Albert 26°
  • Sherwood Park 26°

Next few days

Thurs, July 11-29° and sunny.

Fri, July 12– 26° and mainly sunny.

Sat, July 13– 24°with a risk of thunderstorms.

Sun, July 14– 26° with a risk of thunderstorms

Mon, July 15– 28° with a risk of thunderstorms

Tues, July 16– 29° and mainly sunny

Wed, July 17- 30° and mainly sunny