Heat Warning Update for Western Ontario

Heat Warning

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – There are heat warnings issued by Environment Canada for all of Western Ontario. From Kenora in the far west to Thunder Bay including Dryden, Fort Frances, Ignace, Atikokan there will be up to two days of heat.

To get an idea of the system headed to Western Ontario in Winnipeg as of 5:50 PM CDT the temperature is +37 with the Humidex at +45.

The humidity in Winnipeg is at 40 percent. Locals in the city are saying it feels like a steam room in Winnipeg.

It is +32 in Kenora at this hour, with the humidex at 42 with the humidity at 56 percent. By contrast in Thunder Bay this evening it is +13.

A two day heat event is forecast for Sunday and Monday and potentially into Tuesday.

Across the region, maximum temperatures were expected to reach between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Continued heat is expected on Monday but maximum temperatures have the potential to be slightly cooler and reach between 29 and 32 degrees Celsius in some places.

Little relief from the heat during the overnight hours tonight into early Monday morning is expected with minimum temperatures forecast to drop to between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius.

Humidex values today and Monday are expected to reach between 36 and 42.

Keeping properly hydrated and reducing unneeded activities can help.

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