Heat Warning issued for Kingston and area

Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park.

Environment Canada issues Heat Warnings when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

“A two day heat event is expected Saturday and Sunday,” Environment Canada said in the advisory. “Maximum temperatures are expected to be in the high twenties or low thirties with minimum temperatures in the low twenties, bringing little relief from the heat.”

According to the national weather service, Humidex values are expected to reach the high thirties to low forties, with cooler temperatures expected on Monday.

“Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high risk category,” Environment Canada said.

According to Environment Canada, risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

“Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place,” Environment Canada advised. “Check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.”

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