Heat Warnings Still in Effect for Northwestern Ontario – July 28 2015

Weather Alert

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – There are heat warnings in effect for much of Northern Ontario again today for the second day. Thunder Bay is forecast for slightly less heat than on Monday.

The forecast for Thunder Bay is for sunny condition with increasing cloudiness near noon then 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon. There is a risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 km/h late this afternoon. High 26. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this evening and risk of a thunderstorm. Clearing near midnight. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 17.

However the Heat Warning is still in effect for much of Northern Ontario.

This includes some of the communities across the far north where heat is not as common and there is not a lot of air conditioning.

Maintaining proper hydration is critical.

Weather Alert
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
  • Upsala – Raith
  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River
  •  Pikangikum – Poplar Hill – MacDowell
  • Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
  • Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
  • Red Lake

Warm temperatures are expected into this morning. This heat episode will ease today as a cold front crosses the area accompanied by a few showers or thunderstorms.

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.

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

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.

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