This week has been hot, and this isn't about to stop anytime soon. With the week's temperature fluctuating between 21 and 32, Montrealers haven't really gotten a warm-weather break.
In fact, it's going to be so warm this weekend that Environment Canada has issued a "special weather" statement warning people who live in Montreal and the surrounding areas that we will be experiencing extremely warm, muggy weather on Friday and Saturday.
I suggest that you find your breeziest, lightest clothes and park yourself near a pool or in an air-conditioned building because it is going to be humid and HOT.
The Environment Canada website regularly posts weather warnings and special weather statements. Early this morning, the government agency issued a "special weather statement" for the following cities:
La Prairie area
Montréal Island area
These areas will experience extremely warm, humid weather. In Montreal, temperatures are expected to reach up to 32 degrees, with the humidity at over 50%.
Environment Canada states that "a warm and very humid airmass will move into Southern Quebec on Friday and remain in place until Saturday."
They go on to say that "humidex values will be high and approach 40, especially in heavily urbanized areas."
Great. Now would be a good time to head to one of these cool (and free!) pools in Montreal.
It's important to stay cool during heatwaves. Take cool, not cold, showers, and drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
The Gazette warns that, during a heatwave, people should avoid strenuous exercise and avoid the consumption of alcohol.
For more information about the weather statement, visit Environment Canada's website.
Environment Canada has warned that Montreal will experience warm, humid weather this Friday and Saturday when a warm and humid airmass enters the region, blanketing the city in humidity and heat.