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Environment Canada issues heat warning for Kingston and area

Photo by Thiago Gomes.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Kingston and the area on Thursday, Jun, 18, 2020.

The heat warning is currently in effect for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, and Consecon areas, and advises that a prolonged period of hot weather is expected for Friday, Jun. 19 through to the evening of Saturday, Jun. 20, 2020. The heat may persist into Sunday, Jun, 21, 2020, the national weather agency said.

The maximum forecasted temperatures for Friday range from 31 to 33 degrees Celsius, with a humidex of 38 to 40 degrees Celsius. The maximum forecasted temperatures for Saturday range from 33 to 35 degrees Celsius, with a humidex of 38 to 40 degrees Celsius. Maximum overnight temperatures of 18 to 20 degrees Celsius are expected.

“Extreme heat affects everyone. Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place,” Environment Canada said in the warning. “Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.”

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