With another July heat warning in effect, the City of Montreal has updated its website with ways for citizens to protect themselves from heatwaves.
Earlier on Monday morning, Environment Canada issued a heat warning for Montreal and its surrounding areas, calling for “feels like temperatures” to exceed 40ºC.
According to the weather agency, heat warnings are issued when very high temperatures or humid conditions are expected to pose an “elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.”
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City officials highlighted six different ways of keeping cool during dangerously high temperatures on its website today:
- Drink six to eight glasses of water a day. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty.
- To help your body temperature get back to normal, rest in a cool place – with air conditioning, or in the shade – for two hours every day.
- Wear loose, light-coloured clothing.
- Limit physical effort, especially in the middle of the day, when temperatures are highest.
- Take a cool shower or bath, or cool down with a wet towel.
- Call people you are close to, especially older or vulnerable people, to find out how they are doing.
Healthcare officials say heat-related symptoms include headaches, dehydration, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, and fainting.
The map shows locations and opening hours of air-conditioned public places, water fountains, splash pads, beaches, and public pools for citizens to take advantage of to keep cool.
You can check out the map right here.