Hot, humid weather to continue through the week

Hot, humid weather to continue through the week

People at risk of heat-related illnesses include those with chronic illnesses, people with limited mobility or certain mental health illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications, and the homeless.

A blanket of steamy, hot air has gripped Quebec and much of central and eastern Canada since Saturday. "We're inviting the population to be vigilant for the next two days - for themselves as well as those close to them".

Extreme heat affects everyone, Environment Canada said.

"It's tragic, but whenever there are heat waves like this, and we will have more heat than before because of changes to the climate, the people who are weakened and vulnerable are the most affected", he said.

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"We can anticipate seeing more frequent heat alerts because the threshold has been lowered but that threshold is actually based on an up-to-date analysis of where we actually start to see impacts on human health", says Dr. Strang.

Officials across the province are advising people to drink plenty of water and check in on neighbours or relatives and get them to a place where air conditioning is available.

The sweltering heat reached a high of 33.6 C at 4 p.m. on the final day of June, with a humidex reading of 43.

"It could save a life", Genereux said.

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According to the heat warning for Almaguin areas, first issued on Friday, June 29 at 3:19 p.m. and last updated at 4:57 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday are once again forecast to climb into the low to mid 30s.

Montreal's civil services have announced the introduction of measures aimed at ensuring the well-being and safety of residents, including a door-to-door operation created to reach at-risk people and to provide prevention advice in certain areas.

He is asking residents to call a provincial health-consultation line in the event of minor health problems or to check in with friends or family so as to leave 911 lines free for real emergencies.

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