Alerts for: Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent

Warnings

5:53 AM EDT Saturday 23 July 2016
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Chatham-Kent - Rondeau Park
  • Windsor - Leamington - Essex County

The mid summer heat wave will continue today and likely into tonight and Sunday with daytime temperatures once again reaching the low thirties on both days. Minimum temperatures tonight will remain in the low twenties, providing little relief from the heat.

Afternoon humidex values will peak in the upper thirties to low forties this weekend.

Latest indications suggest a weak cold front will move through Sunday night or Monday morning. In its wake, the weather will continue to be very warm, albeit somewhat less humid, with temperatures and humidex values settling down to just below the heat warning threshold.

Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.

Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.

Take a break from the heat by spending a few hours in a cool place. It could be a tree-shaded area, swimming facility or an air-conditioned spot such as a public building, shopping mall, grocery store, place of worship or public library.

Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.

Prepare meals that don't need to be cooked in your oven.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

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