Environment Canada has issued the following warning for today and Monday which are expected to be hot and humid. Daytime high temperatures are expected to be in the low thirties with maximum humidex values near forty. Overnight, temperatures are only expected to fall to about twenty or so.
While extreme heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for – older adults – infants and young children – people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses – people who work in the heat – people who exercise in the heat – people without access to air conditioning and – homeless people.
Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.
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.
Taking a look at the rest of the forecast:
Mainly sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 31. UV index 8 or very high.
Clear. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light after midnight. Low 21.
Mainly sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h early in the afternoon. High 31.
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 22.
A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. High 31.
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 21.
A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 30.
Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 21.
A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 32.
Clear. Low 19.
Sunny. High 25.
Clear. Low 18.
Sunny. High 25.
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