Extreme heat warning issued for Canada Day long weekend

SOUTH DUNDAS – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Eastern Ontario including South Dundas. The agency says that beginning Saturday and continuing throughout the Canada Day long weekend, daytime highs are forecast between the low thirties into the mid forties with humid values factored in. Overnight lows are forecast to be in the low twenties.

Environment Canada says the current indications suggest the heat wave could continue through next week, and that it is the most significant heat event of the past few years.

As a result of the special weather statement, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit has also issued a warning for high heat or humidity. This occurs when it is expected for two or more days.

The health unit advises people to prepare for the heat by staying hydrated, staying cool, and to check air quality. It also advises to call or visit at-risk family, friends or neighbours to make sure they’re drinking fluids and keeping cool.