Weather Update – July 31 2017 – Northwestern Ontario

Weather Alert

THUNDER BAY – Warm conditions are expected to continue across much of the region. The Heat Warning has however ended for Thunder Bay. The hot weather has helped cause a large number of wildfires. If you are camping or having a campfire, please exercise extreme caution.

For Thunder Bay, Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud. There is a thirty percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 27. Humidex 33. UV index 8 or very high.

There are Thunderstorm watches in effect for Sachigo Lake, and Sandy Lake in the north.

5:12 AM EDT Monday 31 July 2017
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
  • Upsala – Raith
  • Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
  • Red Lake – Woodland Caribou Park
  • Kenora
  • Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River
  • Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
  • Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre

Hot and humid conditions are expected to continue today across Northwestern Ontario. A cold front will bring an end to the heat tonight.

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.