(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Be advised, citizens, we have a heat wave coming down upon us. Keep cool and drink lots of water. Bring the kids to the splash pad and other cooling activities.
Below is the alert issued by Environment Canada regarding the heat!
Special weather statement in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
- Cloud Bay – Dorion
- Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
The first heat event of the season is expected today.
A hot air mass is expected to pay a brief visit to the Thunder Bay area today, with afternoon temperatures near 30 degrees expected. Humidex values may reach the mid thirties.
Cooler air from Lake Superior is expected to return by this evening, with temperatures remaining somewhat lower Friday into the weekend.
These conditions pose a health risk when you are not used to the heat.
Everyone is at risk from heat, especially older adults; infants and young children; and people with chronic illnesses.
You are advised to 1) drink plenty of cool liquids before feeling thirsty; and 2) keep cool by dressing for the weather and spending a few hours each day in a cool place.
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