Environment Canada issues heat warning for Hamilton [ENDED]

First heat event of the season continues today.

Environment Canada issued a heat alert for Hamilton as of 3:06pm on Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures Monday will reach the low thirties with humidex values near forty. Overnight lows are expected to be near 20 degrees, providing little relief from the heat during this timeframe. Temperatures are expected fall below heat warning criteria by Tuesday as a trough moves into Southern Ontario.

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.

Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.


Original alert from Saturday:

Hot and humid conditions are expected Sunday into the early part of the week.

Temperatures are expected to be near 31 degrees Sunday and Monday with overnight lows near 20 degrees making this the first heat event of this year. It is also possible that these heat conditions will persist into Tuesday. Temperatures will fall below heat warning criteria by the middle of this week.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Source: Environment Canada

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