Keep cool for the next few days.
If you do not have a pool make sure to stay somewhere where you can keep cool. Maximum temperatures between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius are expected for Montreal starting today all the way through till Sunday.
The humidity will gradually increase beginning Thursday and lead to warmer, more uncomfortable nights. The temperatures combined with humidity will give humidex values around 37.
During times of high heat, your health or your family and neighbours' health can deteriorate rapidly.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, in cooperation with Environment and Climate Change Canada, recommends that you protect yourself from the effects of the heat by taking the following actions:
- Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages
- If you can, spend at least 2 hours a day in an air-conditioned or cool location
- Take at least one cool shower or bath per day
- cool your skin several times per day with wet towels;
- Limit physical activity
- Wear light clothes.
- Never leave a child or a baby alone in a vehicle, even for a few minutes;
- Check on your loved ones, especially those who are vulnerable or living alone.