Weather Alert: Montreal Will Be Hit By A Brutal Heatwave This Weekend
Environment Canada has issued a special statement.
I'm sure you've noticed that it's been a colder than average month of June. That's either a blessing or a curse, depending on your point of view.
But it was only a matter of time before we plunged into ever more severe summer heat.
Well, that time has come...and at a most inconvenient moment.
This morning, Environment Canada issued a high heat alert for this weekend. Daytime high temperatures could exceed 35 degrees. But after rain on Thursday, the humidity index could make the air feel like 40 degrees. On Sunday, the temperature could peak at a deathly 47 degrees.
The heat wave will hit the city just as both Canada Day celebrations and Montreal moving day turmoil begin. The weather alert promises that "it is already sure that this heat wave will affect activities beginning on Saturday." More severe heat warnings may also be forthcoming.
Needless to say, this heat is a danger to Canada Day revelers and movers alike. Any outdoor, strenuous activity could pose health risks.
As is always the case with such extreme heat, you should make sure to check on your elderly family and neighbours. Pets should also be well hydrated.
Stay tuned. Cancellations and further warnings are sure to follow.