July 13, 2018 – Weather Update – Heat Warnings in Effect

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Weather Alert Ended

Heat Warning in effect
Heat Warning in effect

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – All Alerts have ended

Northwestern Ontario weather is summer-time hot. For most of the region, Environment Canada has issued Heat Warnings. Thunder Bay, is experiencing warm temperatures but is not currently under a heat warning.

The Weather Alert is likely to remain in effect. The impact on the fire conditions in the woodlands is likely to see the forest fire hazard climb.

Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
  • Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
  • Upsala – Raith
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River

Humidex values reaching 36 are expected.

High temperatures and humidity expected this weekend.

A hot and humid air mass is forecast to move into the area Saturday and remain in place through Sunday. Afternoon high temperatures are expected to rise into the low 30s with humidex values reaching the mid-30s. Overnight lows are expected to remain in the upper teens providing little relief from the heat.

A cold front is forecast to move through the area Sunday night bringing an end to the high heat and humidity.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

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.