People want to be spending their summer days outdoors basking in the sun and taking in the warm weather. But for the next couple days, it may be a different story.

Due to a heat warning and special air quality statement for the west central area, medical officials are suggesting it'd be best for people to not spend too much time outside today and even tomorrow.

With temperatures set to rise to the mid-thirties range, it's important for people to wear light clothing, keep hydrated throughout the day, and take breaks in the shade or cool spaces.

Dr. David Torr is a Consulting Medical Health Officer for the Saskatchewan Health Authority. He knows there are people who will want to take advantage of the sunny, hot weather. But, he says it's important to keep track of how much time a person is spending outside in with the heat and smoke, regardless of what activities they're doing.

"It's key to limit outdoor activity, especially strenuous activities," he said. "Don't go out for heavy jogs when the air quality is like this because it will have an impact on you."

Dr. Torr added there are signs to look out for if the smoky air is harming your body. Anything from irritated eyes, throat, coughing and difficulty with breathing are symptoms to monitor.

As the mercury keeps rising, there's a chance people could fall ill from the blistering heat if they aren't too careful. Of course, in weather like this, heat exhaustion and heat stroke suddenly become a possibility.

Dr. Torr explains how people can avoid these types of situations by starting with self-treatment.

So folks, make sure you're following the tips and suggestions from the experts on this boiling hot summer day. And remember this: meteorologists are calling for rain all day Sunday.

Mother Nature's way of balancing out our summer weather.


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