Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Montreal and its surrounding areas.
“A warm and very humid airmass will move into Southern Quebec on Friday and remain in place until Saturday,” reads the alert. “Humidex values will be high and approach 40, especially in heavily urbanized areas.”
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Montreal is expected to deal with five straight days of dangerously high temperatures that could feel like 30ºC and higher, with Friday topping out at 41ºC.
The statement, issued in the early hours of Wednesday morning, is in effect for the following areas:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Laval area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montréal Island area
The weather agency urges citizens to continually monitor weather alerts and forecasts while reminding locals to drink plenty of fluids during intense heat waves and to monitor neighbours who are considered vulnerable.