RELIEF? ‘Slow-moving’ Cold Front Approaching

Warnings

POSTED: 4:45 AM EDT Saturday 13 August 2016
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
  • St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region

Humidex values reaching near 40 are expected.

Very warm and muggy conditions will continue today ahead of a slow-moving cold front approaching from the northwest. Although temperatures will not be quite as hot as recent days, high humidity will enable the humidex to flirt with the 40 mark. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue for much of today before the front finally moves through this evening.

Sunday will see a return to more seasonably warm conditions along with lower humidity behind the cold front.

Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of hands, feet and ankles), heat rash and heat cramps (muscle cramps).

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

Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.

Take a break from the heat by spending a few hours in a cool place. It could be a tree-shaded area, swimming facility or an air-conditioned spot such as a public building, shopping mall, grocery store, place of worship or public library.

Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.

Prepare meals that don’t need to be cooked in your oven.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

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