Public swimming pools will be popular Tuesday in Ontario and Quebec.
Several regions of Ontario, including the south of the province, and the south-west of Quebec will have to deal with heat warnings issued by Environment Canada on Tuesday.
In the Toronto and Ottawa areas, for example, highs are forecast to reach near 31 degrees Celsius and a Humidex of 37 to 39. Nighttime lows near 20 degrees will give little respite from the heat tonight. and next night, says the federal agency.
In the greater Montreal area, Environment Canada reports that the Humidex values will reach 40 or more on Tuesday.
These heat warnings come with the risk of thunderstorms.
Other parts of the country are affected by heavy rain warnings. This is the case in Kenora, in northwestern Ontario, which could receive 50 to 60 mm of rain by Wednesday morning. 40 to 60 mm of rain is also forecast for southern New Brunswick on Tuesday.
Environment Canada issues a heat warning when very hot or humid conditions may pose a high risk ailments, such as heatstroke and exhaustion.
Environment Canada's forecast calls for high mercury for several days through Sunday, but long-term humidity values have yet to be established.
- Watch for the effects of heat illnesses: swelling, rashes, cramps, fainting, exhaustion, heat stroke, and worsening of certain health conditions.
- Find a location such as shade from trees, swimming pool, shower or bath and an air-conditioned location such as a public building.
- Never leave people or animals in a parked vehicle.< /li>
- Watch for symptoms of heat illnesses: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and pulse; extreme thirst; decreased urination and abnormally dark urine.
- Stay cool. Block the entrance of the sun's rays by closing the curtains or blinds.
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