A heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the City of Ottawa starting Tuesday, July 4 and lasting into Wednesday, July 5 and possibly into Thursday, July 6. Without AC, it can quickly become too hot indoors. Find ways to cool down via the Ottawa Public Health website: http://OttawaPublicHealth.ca/BeatTheHeat
A multi-day heat event begins today, July 4.
Maximum temperatures: High twenties to low thirties.
Minimum temperatures: High teens to low twenties.
Humidex: High thirties to low forties.
Timing: Today through Thursday.
Areas near the lakes could be slightly cooler than regions further inland. Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high risk category. Extreme heat affects everyone. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions. Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. 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.