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Heat warning in effect for Timmins and area: Environment Canada

The heat event will come to an end as cooler temperatures arrive by Saturday
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Little Abitibi - Kesagami Lake
  • Timmins - Cochrane - Iroquois Falls
  • Kirkland Lake - Englehart
  • Temiskaming Shores - Temagami
  • Fraserdale - Pledger Lake
  • Kapuskasing - Hearst - Smooth Rock Falls

Heat event continues today.

Daytime high temperatures in the upper twenties to low thirties will accompany humidex values in the mid to upper thirties today. Overnight low temperatures in the upper teens to near 20 degrees Celsius are expected tonight. The heat event will come to an end as cooler temperatures arrive by Saturday.

Please refer to your public forecast for further details on expected temperatures.

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high risk category.

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

Check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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