July 31/17 – HEAT WARNING CONTINUED for Thunder Bay and Region

Heat Warning

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – The hot conditions experienced across much of the region on Saturday will continue today. Environment Canada has extended the heat warning for the southern part of Northwestern Ontario. The seasonally warm weather will also likely be above average for parts of the north as well although there are no issued alerts or warnings in effect.

As many residents work to keep cool, there were a record number of people swimming at Boulevard Lake with lifeguards sharing that there were fifty-five swimmers in the swimming area at one point Saturday.

The key to handling the weather is to keep as cool as possible, drink plenty of water, and try to avoid overdoing it outside.

Heat Warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
  • Red Lake – Woodland Caribou Park
  • Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
  • Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
  • Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
  • Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River
  • Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
  • Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
  • Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
  • Manitouwadge – Hornepayne
  • Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa

Hot and humid conditions are expected to continue today.

Another hot day with high temperatures reaching 29 degrees Celsius or higher again today.

The hot and humid conditions will persist into Monday for some areas. Cooler conditions are expected on Tuesday following the passage of a cold front.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

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.