It's expected to feel like over 40ºC in Montreal this week

Jul 15 2019, 1:37 pm

Montrealers can expect another few days of dangerous July heat this week.

According to The Weather Network’s week-long forecast, temperatures in Montreal are expected to feel like 41ºC this coming Friday which could also top off a sizzling workweek.

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Overall, Montreal is slated to be hit with five straight days of humidex values that will be above 35ºC.

This week’s forecast comes with a “risk of thunderstorms” on both Wednesday and Friday, which are expected to hit highs of 39ºC and 41ºC, respectively.

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The Weather Network

The serious heat is expected to start tomorrow and persist through until Saturday where “feels like” temperatures are slated to remain in the high 30s and low 40s all week.

During times of dangerous summer temperatures, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (MSSS) recommends that Montrealers protect themselves from the heat with the following tips:

  • Drink six to eight glasses of water per day, even when you’re not thirsty
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages
  • Spend at least two hours a day in air-conditioned or cool places
  • Take at least one shower or cool bath per day, or cool your skin several times per day with wet towels
  • Limit physical activities
  • Wear light clothes

The MSSS also warns citizens to “never leave a child or baby alone in a vehicle or closed room, even for a few minutes.”

Weather agencies continually urge locals to check in on loved ones and neighbours, especially those living alone and civilians who may not have proper air cooling systems in place.