WC sweating through heat warning this weekend

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – How hot is it? It’s so hot, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning.

“A two day heat event is expected Saturday (Aug. 6) and Sunday (Aug. 7),” Environment Canada released in a statement today (Aug. 5). “Maximum temperatures are expected to be in the high 20s or low 30s with minimum temperatures in the low 20s, bringing little relief from the heat.”

Humidex values are expected to reach the high 30s to low 40s.

“Cooler temperatures are expected on Monday,” Environment Canada said.

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high risk category. “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.

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