WC enters second of back-to-back heatwaves

WEST CARLETON – Hot on the heels of last week’s, Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for this week.

“A period of hot weather will begin today,” Environment Canada released in a statement early this morning (July 7). “Daytime high temperatures in excess of 30 degrees Celsius, with humidex values in the high 30s to low 40s, are expected this week. Overnight lows near 20 degrees Celsius are also expected through this period, providing little relief from the heat.”

The heatwave is expected to last through to Friday (July 10).

“A slightly cooler airmass may move into the area this weekend, however there is considerable uncertainty,” Environment Canada said. “Please refer to your public forecast for further details on expected temperatures.”

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“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. “The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.”