Environment Canada reports that a fiery week is beginning in Quebec. Several areas south of the province were affected by weather warnings in effect until Friday.
“The hot and humid air enters Quebec early in the week and lasts until Friday,” one said.
Monday and Tuesday are the hottest days of the week.
Maximum temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius and Humidx values reach 40 in Lachut-Saint-Jorem, Lanaudier, Montreal, Laval, Saint-Hyacinth and Vadrail-Soulanges-Huntingdon.
We find “hot and uncomfortable” nights with minimum temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius.
Mercury also grows in the Beauce, Drummondville, Estre, Laurentians, Gatineau, Marisi and Quebec areas. Maximum temperatures reach 30 degrees Celsius, while Humidex values are between 36 and 40.
The risk of heat-related illness is higher in young children, pregnant women and the elderly. Those who work outdoors should be vigilant and make sure they drink plenty of water.