(NORTHWEST ONTARIO) – Environment Canada has issued a regional heat warning. Below is what you need to know.
Heat Warning in effect for:
- Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
- Upsala – Raith
- Dryden – Vermilion Bay
- Ignace – English River
- Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
- Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
- Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
- Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
- Seine River Village – Mine Centre
Humidex values reaching 36 are expected for the next 2 days.
A hot and humid airmass will affect parts of Northwestern Ontario today and Monday.
Daytime high temperatures will be near 29 degrees with humidex values near or above 36. Overnight low temperatures will remain near or above 18 degrees, which will not provide much relief from the heat.
There is the potential that these hot conditions will continue on Tuesday. Cooler air is expected Tuesday night.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.
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.
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