If you’re working, remember to drink plenty of water
Feeling hot? Well, you’ve good reason to. Yesterday, Canada set a record for our highest ever temperature – a scolding 46.1C (115F). Lytton, a village in British Columbia, registered the temperature on Sunday 27th June – following weeks of heat warnings.
Lytton's official high temperature today June 27, 2021 is 46.6 C. Lytton BC now holds the record for Canada's all time maximum high. The previous record was 45.0 C set on July 5, 1937 at Yellow Grass, and Midale, SK.— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) June 28, 2021
And if, you thought this was the end of it, think again. According to Derek Lee, Environment Canada meteorologist, today is expected to be hotter still.
Speaking to CBC, Lee said: "So you thought yesterday was hot out? Tomorrow might be even hotter. I know a lot of people probably aren't prepared for the heat, but we still have a few more days to go."
Did we read this correctly... you're saying all-time maximum temperature for all 10 provinces for anytime of the year? That is phenomenal!— NWS Missoula (@NWSMissoula) June 28, 2021
Canada has a NEW national record for highest all-time temperature: As of 2:30pm local time, #Lytton, B.C. has unofficially hit 45.5°C -- surpassing the hottest temperature on record, set in Midale & Yellow Grass, SK in July 1937. #BCHeat #BCHeatwave #WxTwitter pic.twitter.com/kFYqvx1rKD— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) June 27, 2021
Working in high temperatures can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention hazardous, for employees. While many teams are still working remotely, HR leaders need to remind their people to take regular breaks, step away from the computer, and drink enough water. So remember, if you’re feeling faint or believe you may have heat stroke or heat-induced stress, lie down, sip some water, and, if necessary, seek medical attention.