Labour Day weekend might be over but Montreal’s dangerously hot summer is not. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Montreal as humidex values are expected to reach 42°C on Wednesday.
Today’s warning comes on the heels of Monday’s thunderstorm warning, a trend that could continue into Thursday evening.
“Southwesterlies will pull a hot and humid airmass from the Great Lakes over Southern Quebec Wednesday. The combined values of temperatures and humidity will produce humidex index values exceeding 40,” according to Environment Canada. “A cold front moving from west to east will bring more seasonal temperatures and humidity levels on Thursday morning. This front could be accompanied by strong thunderstorms.”
The uncomfortable and dangerous conditions will affect Châteauguay, Laval, Longueuil and the Island of Montreal.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Environment Canada remind is reminding people to never leave children or pets inside a parked vehicle.
The high temperature and humidity conditions are expected to pose a risk of heat stroke and/or heat exhaustion.
Environment Canada recommends drinking plenty of fluids, wearing breathable clothing, hats and sunscreen and people are urged to check-in on vulnerable neighbours, friends and family members.
Stay cool, Montreal.