WEST CARLETON – Environment Canada has issued it’s first Heat Warning of the year and summer is officially still two weeks away.
“A heat event is expected during the next few days,” Environment Canada released in a statement today (June 6).
Daytime highs of 31 to 33 degrees Celsius with overnight lows of 20 to 22 Celsius are expected in the area for the next couple of days.
Environment Canada says the heat will be felt in Eastern Ontario, including Ottawa and regions along the Ottawa River and St. Lawrence River.
Environment Canada expects the Heat Warning to last from today through Tuesday.
“Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category,” Environment Canada said. “The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.”