Get used to ‘feels like’ temperature that will feel like almost 40ºC in Montreal for the next few days.
After Thursday’s scorcher, things are still forecast to be hot, muggy, sticky, and sweaty until early next week.
Environment Canada’s special weather alert has been updated to a heat warning for Montreal and its surrounding areas as a “warm and humid airmass” will be sticking around southern Quebec for five days.
According to the weather agency, temperatures are expected to feel a few degrees higher in urbanized areas and it could start to feel “discomforting.” Friday is slated to hit a ‘feels like’ high of 37ºC before this weekend tops out at 38ºC.
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The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, in cooperation with Environment and Climate Change Canada, recommends that citizens protect themselves from the effects of the heat by taking the following actions:
- Drink six to eight glasses of water per day (even when you’re not thirsty)
- Avoid alcoholic drinks
- Spend at least two hours a day in an air-conditioned or cool location
- Take at least one cool shower or bath per day or cool your skin with wet towels
- Limit physical activity
- Wear light clothes
The heat warning, issued in the early hours of Friday morning, is in effect for the following areas:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Laval area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montréal Island area
The weather agency reminds people to never leave children alone inside a poorly ventilated vehicle and urges neighbours to check in on vulnerable citizens.
Environment Canada asks locals to continually monitor weather updates once an alert has been issued.