Heat Warnings in Effect For Northwestern Ontario

Heat Warning

THUNDER BAY – Hot weather is set to continue for Friday heading into the weekend. Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for the Southern regions of Northwestern Ontario.

From Kenora, Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Fort Frances through to Thunder Bay, heat is the message. Taking care to stay safe, avoid

Heat Warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

Humidex values reaching near 40 are expected.

Hot and humid conditions are expected to continue today. High temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 29.

There is the chance of brief showers or thunderstorms over Northeastern Ontario today which will provide some relief from the heat.

Temperatures are expected to cool overnight into Saturday bringing this heat event to an end.

Watch for symptoms of heat illness, which include
– dizziness or fainting, nausea or vomiting
– headache
– rapid breathing and heartbeat
– extreme thirst and
– decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine.
If you experience any of these symptoms during a heat event, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids. Water is best.

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

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

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.