Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Fort Liard region as daytime temperatures are expected to reach 30 degrees until mid-week.

The warning, issued Monday, is in place for the Fort Liard region including Nahanni Butte and Sambaa K’e. Temperatures are expected to get near 30 degrees during the day, with temperatures in the low to mid teens overnight.

Environment Canada is warning older people are at greater risk, although extreme heat affects all people. Watch for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, these include ‘swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.’

Several areas in the southern NWT are also under fire bans, these include Fort Smith, Hay River and two southern territorial parks.