Environment Canada issues another heat warning for Montreal

Aug 28 2018, 12:44 pm

It may be back to school but Montreal’s hot summer is not over yet. Environment Canada has issued yet another heat warning for the city, the second time in as many days.

Today’s warning comes with humidex values expecting to reach the ear 40s and a risk of thunderstorms.

another heat warning

The Weather Network

“Maximum temperatures will approach 30°C with humidex values reaching near 40°C in the afternoon,” According to Environment Canada. “Conditions will remain uncomfortable conditions tonight with a minimum temperature slightly above 20°C.”

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

Montreal will also deal with southern winds of up to 35 km/h and wind gusts up to 54 km/h.

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.

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.

See also