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Heat warning remains in effect for Montreal as warm temperatures continue

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DH Montreal Staff Sep 26, 2017 7:29 am 80

The heat streak continues.

Environment Canada’s heat warning for Montreal is still in effect.

Today’s temperatures are expected to reach 30°C, but with the humidity it’s going to feel more like 39°C.

The September heatwave has been record-breaking for Montreal.

Yesterday was the second-hottest day in Montreal in all of 2017. Monday’s temperatures hit a record high of 31.4°C, beating the former hottest September 25 on record which was set in 2007 when temperatures reached 29.3°C.

Temperatures are expected to return to seasonal levels by the end of the week, but it’s important to stay cool out there today.

Environment Canada Heat Warning

Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area

Humidex values reaching 40 are expected.

Exceptionally warm and humid conditions will persist over Southwestern and Central Quebec today with highs near 30 degrees and humidex values between 35 to 40.

Temperatures will therefore stay well above seasonal values of 15 to 18 degrees during the day and 5 to 8 degrees during the night for these areas. It is once again expected that records will be established in some localities.

A return to seasonal values is expected to begin on Thursday.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.

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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DH Montreal Staff

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