With temperatures continuing to rise, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for southern Manitoba. 

Thursday and Friday are both expected to reach 32 degrees, with the humidex at 39 on Thursday. 

Older adults, infants and young children, pregnant women, and people with physical and/or mental disabilities are more at risk during extreme heat. 

Some effects of heat illness are swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Environment Canada reminds residents to drink plenty of water even before feeling thirsty to avoid becoming dehydrated. While outside, try finding a shaded spot and limit sun exposure. 

While extreme heat can affect anyone, there are some tips to avoid it:

-Take a cool shower or bath or take a break in a cool location, such as an air-conditioned building or a tree-shaded area.

-Stay out of direct sunlight and wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing and a wide-brimmed hat or shade yourself with an umbrella. 

-Drink plenty of water, before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. If you must go out, take water with you.

-Keep your house cool. Block the sun out by closing curtains, blinds, and awnings during the day

-Never leave people or pets in a parked vehicle.

-Check on family, friends, and neighbours. Check regularly on people living alone, especially older individuals or people with health conditions. Make sure they are cool and drinking water.

-Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, and the worsening of some health conditions.

-Watch for signs of heat stroke (which may begin with headache, hot skin, dizziness or confusion) and take action immediately.

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