Heat Warning For the Sault

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It’s going to be one of those hot and muggy days that could be dangerous for some people. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the area.

Heat Warning in effect for:

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Temperatures in the high 20’s and maximum Humidex values near 36 are expected again today. Warm minimum temperatures near 19 are also expected over the next couple of nights. The heat will end as a cold front will cross the regions on Tuesday and showers or thunderstorms are possible.

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.