Hot and humid temperatures expected to continue in Niagara

Published September 5, 2023 at 10:03 am

If you’re hoping for a little reprieve from the high temperatures of this past long weekend, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer.

Environment Canada says that hot and humid conditions in the Niagara Region are expected to last until Wednesday (Sept. 6).

The weather agency says residents can expect temperatures between 29 and 34 degrees, with humidex values near 40. Nights will be a little cooler, with temperatures dropping to 18 to 22 degrees.

“Humidex values and daytime highs will be very atypical of early September,” Environment Canada said in a weather alert, adding that the heat will dissipate this week.

“The passage of a cold front will bring an end to the heat Thursday. 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 says high heat and poor air quality can be dangerous, especially for young children, older adults, pregnant women, people with chronic illnesses and people who work or exercise outdoors. Residents are advised to keep an eye out for symptoms of heat-related illness (swelling, rash, cramps, fainting and worsening of other health conditions) and be sure to stay hydrated.

Residents are also reminded to never leave people or pets inside parked vehicles.

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