The sizzling days of summer are upon us.
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Chatham-Kent for the next few days:
Heat Warning in effect for:
- Chatham-Kent – Rondeau Park
- Windsor – Leamington – Essex County
A prolonged period of hot weather is expected.
Timing: This afternoon through Sunday. The heat event is likely to persist into next week.
Maximum temperatures today: 32 to 34 degrees Celsius (Humidex 37 to 39).
Maximum temperatures Friday: 32 to 34 degrees Celsius (Humidex 39 to 41).
Maximum temperatures Saturday: 32 to 34 degrees Celsius (Humidex 39 to 41).
Maximum temperatures Sunday: 33 to 36 degrees Celsius (Humidex 39 to 42).
Minimum overnight temperatures: 21 to 23 degrees Celsius.
Locations: Extreme Southwestern Ontario including Windsor and Chatham-Kent.
Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
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.
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.