Ottawa and Eastern Ontario start week under heat warning – Ottawa
Ottawa and parts of eastern Ontario and southern Quebec are expected to experience high temperatures on Monday that could last into midweek.
Environment Canada placed the region, including Gatineau in Quebec and up to Sharbot Lake southwest of the nation’s capital, under a heat warning Monday morning.
Temperatures are expected to be in the low 30s and drop to the 20s overnight. Humidex values could reach 40 in some areas.
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With heat warnings comes a risk of downpours every day this week, Environment Canada forecasts.
The same conditions are forecast for Tuesday with the potential to extend until Wednesday, although the weather agency said there was “some uncertainty at this point.”
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Heat and humidity can also affect air quality. Environment Canada has warned residents to watch for signs of heat-related illness, such as swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, exhaustion, heat stroke, and complications of underlying health issues.
The City of Ottawa is preparing to open three cooling centers Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as a refuge for residents looking to escape the heat. They will be open to:
- Plant Recreation Center, 930 Somerset Street West
- Overbrook Community Center 33 Quill Street
- Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, first floor of the Heritage Building
Global News Morning weather forecast: Monday 9th 2021
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