Temperatures expected to reach near 40ºC today as heat wave continues

Jul 7 2020, 7:09 am

The beginning of July is going to continue to come in hot.

Environment Canada’s heat warning for Montreal has been extended to its second consecutive day.

The weather agency says Souther Quebec can expect a “warm and humid air mass” over the next few days where temperatures are expected to exceed the 30-degree mark during the day and at least 20 degrees at night.

The heat wave is expected to persist through to Saturday, according to Environment Canada.

“Combined values of the temperature and the humidity will give humidex values near 40,” states the alert.

Environment Canada warns that heat warnings pose an elevated risk of  heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Temperatures are expected to reach ‘feels like’ highs of 38ºC today at 4 pm and hover just below 30ºC come nightfall.

The heat warning, updated in the early hours of Tuesday morning, is in effect for the following areas:

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

The weather agency warns that citizens should watch for heat illness-related symptoms including dizziness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, rapid breathing and heartbeat, extreme thirst, and decreased urination frequency.

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

“Check on older family, friends and neighbours,” reads the alert. “Make sure they are cool and drinking water and never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.”

Citizens are reminded to drink water continually throughout the day, even when you’re not thirsty, and to wear breathable clothes.

Environment Canada is asking people to stay up to date with weather alerts, patterns, and updates.

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