A hot and humid air mass is moving into Southwestern Ontario Monday, Environment Canada says, bringing heat that could reach 31 C.
Scorching heat prompts warning for region, Environment Canada says
With the humidity, it will feel more like 40 C.
And if you think evening lows will help cool things down, think again.
The mercury will only dip to around 20 C overnight, not enough to beat the heat Environment Canada says.
London, Sarnia, Chatham-Kent, Windsor and Middlesex, Elgin, Lambton, Oxford, Huron and Perth counties are all under a heat warning from the national weather agency.
The Middlesex London Health Unit has issued a heat warning of its own that will remain in effect until temperatures drop overnight Wednesday. The public health agency is urging people to limit the time they spend outdoors and avoid strenuous activity in the heat.
Environment Canada is asking the public to stay vigilant and keep an eye on those most vulnerable to the extreme temperatures including young children, seniors, pregnant women, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
The agency is also urging people to stay hydrated and to never leave pets or people in parked cars.
In London, there’s a 30 per cent chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday morning with a high of 31 C. With the humidity, it will feel like 41 C.
Tuesday will reach 31 C in London and Wednesday’s daytime high will peak at 29 C, Environment Canada says.