Heat Warning Issued

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Heat Warning in effect for:

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Heat event will continue through the weekend.

Daytime temperatures are expected to reach the low 30’s with humidex values approaching 40. Overnight temperatures will remain near 20 degrees Celsius, providing little relief from the heat. Temperatures will cool off slightly on Monday.

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching 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.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.