The next few days can be described in three words. Hot. Hazy. Humid. Environment Canada upgraded their Special Weather Statement to a Heat Warning on Monday afternoon. The warning stretches from Windsor, through the Toronto area, the Ottawa Valley, the Seaway region and into Western Quebec.
Make sure that you are prepared for the extreme temperatures over the next few days. Stay hydrated, protect yourself with sunscreen and make sure that children and pets do not remain in a hot vehicle.
Temperatures are expected to cool down by Friday.
From Environment Canada…
Humidex values reaching near 40 are expected.
Heat and humidity will arrive Tuesday over the regions with high temperatures reaching near 32 degrees until Thursday. Night time lows will also be warm in the 19 to 21 degree range Tuesday and Wednesday nights. There may be temporary relief from the heat due to showers or thunderstorms. Cooler weather will arrive by Friday.
Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.
Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.
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.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #ONStorm.