Guelph Heat Warning, Hot & Humid Through Wednesday
Guelph residents are currently under a heat warning issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada. The city is expected to experience hot and humid conditions with maximum temperatures ranging from 30 to 34 degrees Celsius and Humidex values nearing 40. These conditions are anticipated to last through Wednesday, with the hottest day likely being Tuesday. Overnight temperatures will remain high, offering little respite from the heat.
It’s essential to drink ample water, stay in cool areas, and check on vulnerable individuals. Residents should also be cautious about leaving anyone, including pets, inside parked vehicles. Outdoor workers are advised to take regular breaks in shaded or cool places. The heatwave is expected to subside by Thursday with the arrival of a cooler air mass.
The risks associated with this heatwave are particularly high for young children, pregnant women, older adults, individuals with chronic illnesses, and those working or exercising outdoors. Symptoms of heat-related illnesses can include swelling, rashes, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. It’s also worth noting that such hot and humid conditions can lead to deteriorating air quality, potentially pushing the Air Quality Health Index into the high-risk category. Residents are encouraged to stay updated with alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.