Heat Warning Issued for Northwestern Ontario

Heat Warning

Heat WarningTHUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Environment Canada is predicting a return to very warm temperatures heading into mid-week for many parts of Northwestern Ontario.

Heat Warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Dryden – Ignace
  • Red Lake – Ear Falls
  • Sioux Lookout
  • Atikokan  – Quetico
  • Superior West
  • Sandy Lake – Pikangikum

A period of hot daytime temperatures and warm overnight lows will occur from Wednesday afternoon to Friday morning. Daytime highs will reach 29 degrees or more, with overnight lows near 16 degrees. Humidex values will be in the mid thirties. Conditions will return to more comfortable values Friday.

While extreme heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for
– older adults
– infants and young children
– people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses
– people who work in the heat
– people who exercise in the heat
– people without access to air conditioning and
– homeless people.

Thunder Bay does not yet have a cooling stations plan in place.

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