It is another extremely hot and humid day in Montreal.
Temperatures continue to rise in the Montreal area today, with Humidex values expected to hit 41C Monday afternoon.
Environment Canada has issued an alert for Montreal and its surrounding areas, calling for additional severe thunderstorms, as well.
According to the weather agency, heat warnings are issued when temperature or humid conditions are expected to pose an elevated threat of heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
In addition, Environment Canada says the severe thunderstorm may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, heavy rain and possibly, large hail.
The heat warning, issued in the early hours of Monday morning, is in effect for the following areas:
Châteauguay – La Prairie area
Longueuil – Varennes area
Montréal Island area
We should take this opportunity to remind readers that the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, in cooperation with Environment and Climate Change Canada, recommends citizens protect themselves by adhering to the following advice:
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Drink six to eight glasses of water per day.
Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Spend at least two hours a day in an air-conditioned or cool location.
Take at least one cool shower or bath per day or cool your skin with wet towels.
Limit physical activity.
Wear light clothes.