Alerts for: Lanaudière

Statements

3:52 PM EST Sunday 21 December 2014
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Lanaudière

Smog warning in effect.

Through Monday morning

Atmospheric conditions could result in a deterioration in air quality.

We can all help improve air quality by doing simple things, such as using public transit, reducing our driving speed and not letting our car engines idle unnecessarily.

Smog especially affects asthmatic children and people with respiratory ailments or heart disease. It is therefore recommended that these individuals avoid intense physical activity outdoors until the smog warning is lifted.

Additional information.

To view the smog warning, go to Environment Canada's Web site at
WWW.EC.GC.CA/INFO-SMOG.



For the air quality index for the City of Montréal, visit the city's
Web site at WWW.RSQA.QC.CA.



For air quality indexes elsewhere in Quebec, visit the mddelcc's web
Site at WWW.MDDELCC.GOUV.QC.CA/AIR/IQA/INDEX_EN.HTM.



To learn more about the effects of smog on your health, visit the web
Site of the direction de sante publique de Montréal at
WWW.SANTEMONTREAL.QC.CA/EN/HEALTHY-LIVING/HEALTHY-ENVIRONMENT/
Info-smog.



Or the msss's Web site at WWW.MSSS.GOUV.QC.CA/SUJETS/SANTEPUB/
Environment.

Issued by Environment Canada, le ministere du developpement durable, of l'environnement and of la lutte contre les changements climatithats, le ministere of la sante and des services sociaux, la direction of sante publithat of l'agence of la sante and des services sociaux of showsal and la ville of showsal

 

3:33 PM EST Sunday 21 December 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Lanaudière

A rainy Christmas with local freezing rain.



A storm is expected to hit Eastern Canada on December 24 and 25.
A low pressure system is developing over the Central United States
And will begin to strengthen over the Great Lakes region early this
Week. A strong southerly flow will set up over the eastern part of
The continent, bringing a mild and humid air mass over Quebec and the
Maritimes.



Beginning on Tuesday the 23rd, temperatures will become increasingly
Milder and precipitation will slowly begin to fall over western
Quebec. Initially falling as snow, precipitation will then change to
Rain, but freezing rain is possible before the changeover occurs.
These conditions will spread eastward in the days following.



Christmas Eve will be rainy, with temperatures ranging from 0 to 10
Degrees Celsius, depending on the region. Strong easterly winds are
Also expected. Total rainfall amounts could exceed 25 millimetres.
The strong winds combined with high tidal ranges will also increase
The risk of coastal flooding and breaking sea conditions.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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