Heat warning in effect for parts of southwestern Ontario

Daniel Fowler
August 11, 2020

The heat has returned to Hamilton, following a temperate first week of August.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Montreal area as hot and humid weather is expected to blanket the city until Tuesday evening.

Temperatures will reach a maximum near 30 C with a humidex near 35 C, except cooler temperatures along parts of the coast.

Minimum overnight temperatures will be between 20 and 23 C.

Fortunately, the humidity is expected to have cleared out (for the most part) by Wednesday, bringing temperatures back into the high 20s with "feels like" temperatures closer to 30 C in most parts of the region.

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A slightly cooler and less humid air mass will arrive in the area late on Tuesday.

Rain on Tuesday night will finally cut the heat, Environment Canada forecasts.

Extreme heat can impact everyone however the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Drink plenty of water, even before you feel thirsty, and stay in a cool place.

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