Environment Canada's heat warning remains in effect for Montreal today

Sep 5 2018, 12:11 pm

Following a very hot, humid and muggy Tuesday, Montreal remains under a heat warning today.

According to Environment Canada, a hot and humid airmass is expected to remain in place through Wednesday.

The weather agency says maximum afternoon temperatures are expected to reach 32°C degrees with humidex values reaching 41°C degrees.

Overnight temperatures tonight will be in the mid-twenties, providing Montreal little relief from the heat.

However, a much-needed cold front will move through on Thursday, bringing in some seasonal temperatures with the possibility of thunder showers.

“Southwesterlies will bring a hot and humid airmass over Southern Quebec today. Temperatures combined with humidity levels will give humidex values exceeding 40,” says the website. “A cold front moving from west to east will bring temperatures back to more seasonal values Thursday morning. Strong thunderstorms are possible with this front.”

heat warning remains

The Weather Network

heat warning remains

The Weather Network

The uncomfortable and humid 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.

The high temperature and humidity conditions are expected to pose a risk of heat stroke and/or heat exhaustion. The website urges people to never leave children or pets inside a parked vehicle.

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.

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