Environment Canada issues a heat warning for Montreal

Jul 3 2019, 3:22 pm

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Montreal and its surrounding areas.

Dangerously hot temperatures are expected to persist throughout Montreal as it could feel as hot as 40ºC by the end of the workweek.

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“Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions,” reads the weather agency’s alert. “Watch for updated statements.”

The heat warning, issued just after 11 am on Wednesday, is in effect for the following areas:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area

According to The Weather Network’s short-term forecast, temperatures are expected to jump up to 32ºC on Thursday and Friday with ‘feels like’ numbers at 38ºC and 40ºC, respectively.

Montreal heat

The Weather Network

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 urges citizens to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.