Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Heat warning issued in Chatham-Kent

A heat warning has been issued across Chatham-Kent, as the hot weather continues.

Environment Canada officials say daytime highs of 31 to 33, with overnight lows near 21 are expected across southwestern Ontario, including Windsor, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia, from now through Monday.

“Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category,” forecasters say.

“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.”

Environment Canada officials added: “Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.”

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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