Second heat wave of season in West Carleton until Sunday

WEST CARLETON – Hot on the heels of last week’s heat wave, West Carleton is expected to be embroiled in the second heatwave of the season until Sunday.

Environment Canada issues a heat warning this morning (July 2) and says it will be here until the end of the week, at least.

“A prolonged period of hot weather is expected,” Environment Canada released in a statement. “This afternoon through Sunday. The heat event is likely to persist into next week.”

  • Maximum expected temperatures today: 32 to 35 degrees Celsius (Humidex 35 to 38).
  • Maximum expected temperatures Friday: 32 to 34 degrees Celsius (Humidex 36 to 40).
  • Maximum expected temperatures Saturday: 32 to 35 degrees Celsius (Humidex 36 to 40).
  • Maximum expected temperatures Sunday: 31 to 35 degrees Celsius (Humidex 37 to 42).
  • Minimum overnight temperatures: 20 to 23 degrees Celsius.

The heat wave is expected to hit portions of Southwestern Ontario, The Golden Horseshoe and portions of Eastern Ontario.

“Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high-risk category,” Environment Canada said. “Extreme heat affects everyone. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.”