We are in the midst of our first heat event of the year; as anyone who doesn’t have AC or stepped outside yesterday can attest to!
This is looking to continue until Wednesday night when, according to Environment Canada, things will cool off enough that the heat warning can be lifted.
The Heat Warning; which covers much of Southern Ontario reads:
” First heat event of the season continues this week.
Temperatures will peak again to near the thirty degree mark in many areas today. While temperatures Thursday will continue to be above normal, they will be a little lower than today due to more cloud cover and perhaps an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Humidex values in the mid to upper thirties will prevail again this afternoon.
A cold front will deliver considerably cooler and less humid air to Southern Ontario on Friday.
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.
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.”
So what can you expect for Today? Temperatures around 30 with a Humidex into the mid 30’s, which means it’s time for the first warnings of the summer! Stay hydrated, stay cool, stay in the shade if you can, and watch the vulnerable who have a harder time regulating their body temperatures. And of course NEVER leave a pet in a vehicle in this kind of heat! It’s dangerous, cruel, and unnecessary!
Image and Information from Environment Canada.