Environment Canada issues heat warning for Montreal

Aug 27 2018, 12:10 pm

The new school year won’t start without some heat, according to Environment Canada. The weather website has released a heat warning for Montreal and Southern Quebec.

This morning’s warning comes with particularly humid weather and humidex values are expected to reach the low forties on Tuesday and Wednesday.

By mid-day Monday, it is expected to feel like 35°C.

“There will be a warm and humid airmass covering Southern Quebec today that will like linger into Wednesday.” According to Environment Canada.

The uncomfortable and dangerous conditions will affect Châteauguay, Laval, Longueuil and the Island of Montreal.

The temperatures will couple with thunderstorms and strong winds on Tuesday as Montreal may also deal with southern winds of up to 32 km/h and wind gusts up to 48 km/h.

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Environment Canada

Environment Canada recommends drinking plenty of water, wearing breathable clothing, hats, sunscreen and reduce exposure to heat. People are urged to check-in on vulnerable neighbours, friends and family members.

The high temperatures come with an elevated risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

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