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Scorcher of a Day in Store for Southern Manitoba

July 20, 2016 6:57 AM | News

Swimming Pool

(Swimming pool image via Shutterstock)

Hopefully, you have air conditioning, Winnipeg.

This week’s balmy weather doesn’t appear to be ending soon and today will be another scorcher.

Environment Canada is calling for a daytime high of 33°C with plenty of sunshine. The humidex will make it feel more like a sticky 43.

Highs of 31°C are in store for Thursday and Friday. The heat extends through much of southern Manitoba, making for a sweltering next few days.

If you’re on vacation this week, this might be the next best thing to winning the lottery.

The city is inviting those without air conditioning to cool off in one of their facilities, such as libraries and leisure centres. For those looking to really cool off, indoor/outdoor pools and spray pads are also operational. Check the city’s website for locations and hours.

The city is also reminding the public about using portable air conditioners, and not to overload electrical circuits as this can create a fire risk. Use dedicated circuits, and plug the unit directly into a receptacle without the use of extension cords.

Pet owners are also being reminded not to leave their animals unattended in parked vehicles even for a few minutes, as temperatures can rise quickly and create a dangerous environment.