Environment Canada has issued Montreal’s first heat warning of 2020.
Humidex values are expected to reach 40ºC on Wednesday.
The weather agency says “maximum temperatures will reach the low thirties today with humidex values in the high thirties. For Wednesday, an increase in humidity combined with temperatures in the low thirties will result in Humidex values above 40ºC.”
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According to Environment Canada, temperatures are expected to remain in the thirties through to Thursday.
“The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, and people working or exercising outdoors,” states the warning.
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.
The weather agency is urging citizens to drink plenty of water, even before you feel thirsty and never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
The alert, issued just after 11 am on Tuesday, is in effect for the following areas:
- Laval area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montréal Island area
Environment Canada urges citizens to continually monitor weather alerts and updates after a warning is issued.