Heat Warnings Throughout Northeastern Ontario


11:27 AM EDT Wednesday 13 July 2016
Heat Warning in effect for:

Chapleau – Gogama
Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake
Greater Sudbury and vicinity
Kapuskasing – Hearst
Kirkland Lake – New Liskeard – Temagami
North Bay – West Nipissing
Sault Ste. Marie – Superior East
Timmins – Cochrane

Humidex values reaching near 38 are expected.

Heat and humidity continue today with high temperatures again reaching near 30 degrees.

The passage of a cold front on Thursday will bring an end to the heat for most areas, although some regions may still experience high temperatures near 28 degrees ahead of the front.

While 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;
– homeless people; and
– people without access to air conditioning.

Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.

Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports to #ONStorm.


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