UPDATE: Sault and Area Under Heat Warning

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4:15PM UPDATE:  Temperatures reached 32c Saturday with humidity making it feel closer to 38c – another hot day is ion the cards for Sunday. Environment Canada issued the following warning for Sunday.

Warm and humid conditions are forecast to continue through Sunday. Daytime high temperatures are expected to be in the low thirties with maximum humidex values in the upper thirties. Overnight, temperatures will only fall to the high teens.

Heat Warning in effect for:

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
A period of hot daytime temperatures and warm overnight lows is expected to begin today and continue through to Monday morning. Daytime highs will reach 29 degrees or more, with overnight lows in the mid to upper teens. Humidex values will be in the mid to high thirties. The hot conditions may continue Monday for some areas until a cold front crosses the region.

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.