Extended heat warning issued

first_imgWith scorching temperatures expected to continue this week, Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued an extended heat warning for the region.A hot and humid air mass is forecast to return to Chatham-Kent and Windsor, with maximum daytime temperatures of 31 C possible with overnight minimum temperatures hovering near 21 C.“Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible each day, which could prevent maximum daytime highs reaching 31 degrees,” the warning stated. “However, maximum humidex values are still expected to be near 40. The hot and humid conditions are expected to remain in the area until the weekend.”A cold front is expected to move through on Saturday and bring cooler conditions to the area.In a media release, Chatham-Kent public health warned that people may not be able to cool down properly, which can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.Symptoms of heat-related illnesses may include rapid breathing, dizziness or fainting, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, extreme thirst and decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine.Anyone with these symptoms is urged to cool off as soon as possible by moving to a shaded or air-conditioned area, drinking plenty of fluids, resting and contacting a health-care practitioner, a friend or a family member.Heat strokes are considered a medical emergency. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately if you are caring for someone who has a high body temperature, is unconscious, confused or has stopped sweating.People should check on those who may be vulnerable and subject to any symptoms of overheating, and who may need help keeping cool or taking other preventative actions.Heat-related illness can affect the elderly, very young, people with chronic illnesses, and even healthy people if they participate in strenuous activities and do not take precautions.For more information on heat-related illness, visit www.chatham-kent.ca/health-social-services/public-health/extreme-weather/[email protected] Twitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img

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