Environment Canada calls for ‘heat event’ through Friday

WEST CARLETON – Environment Canada says it’s going to be hot, hot, hot through to Friday (July 5).

“A hot and humid airmass has reached the area and remain in place through Friday,” Environment Canada released in a statement today (July 3). “Maximum daytime temperatures near 31 degrees are expected with humidex values near 40. Overnight minimum temperatures are forecast to remain near 20 degrees providing little relief from the heat.”

An expected cold front Friday night will bring cooler temperatures and lower humidity for the weekend.

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. 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,” Environment Canada said. “ To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.”

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