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Environment Canada Warning: Near 40°C "Oppressive Heat" To Cover Montreal

Get ready for another sweltering day in the city.
Environment Canada Warning: Near 40°C "Oppressive Heat" To Cover Montreal

The news that Montreal is under another heat warning will likely not come as much of a surprise to anyone that is currently in Montreal...

Unless you're one of those lucky people who actually have air conditioning in which case you may have known it was hot out, but were hiding inside all weekend and didn't realize how bad it was.

Well, there will be no hiding from it now, as Montreal is forecasted to feel like at least 30°C or more pretty much every day for the next week.  

Below is the weekly forecast for Montreal, courtesy of The Weather Network. As you can see, the humidity is keeping us squarely in the 30°C region.

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We're also in for thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday, though they won't be breaking the heat, unfortunately... just creating more moisture in the air. 

The map below shows all the areas that are currently being affected by the "warm and humid air mass" that has been covering Southern Quebec for the "last few days."

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Environment Canada also notes that this heat is likely to "persist through Tuesday evening, causing oppressive heat" that can be expected to continue through the week.

The humidex is going to have Montreal feeling like nearly 40°C, meaning residents should be aware of the risks of heat-related illness, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke. 

As seen on the map above, several other regions in Quebec will also be affected by this hot air mass. Below are the areas currently under a Heat Warning from Environment Canada in Southern Quebec.

  • Gatineau
  • Lachute
  • Saint-Jérôme
  • Lanaudière
  • Laval
  • Richelieu Valley
  • Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Vaudreuil
  • Soulanges
  • Huntingdon

In addition to Heat Warnings, Environment Canada has also issued several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for a number of areas in Southern Quebec, including:

  • Abitibi
  • La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve
  • Matagami
  • Mont-Laurier
  • Pontiac
  • Témiscamingue
  • Upper Gatineau
  • Lièvre
  • Papineau

Montreal is expected to see a thunderstorm tomorrow and/or Wednesday, as well, so we will keep you posted if Environment Canada creates a warning based on the expected severity of that storm.

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