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Heat warning continues. Special weather statement for thunderstorms issued for Niagara region

Slow moving showers and thunderstorms associated with a cold front will soak parts of Southwestern Ontario but a hot and humid airmass is expected to remain in place today
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Heat Warning in effect for:
  • Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region
  • St. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region

A heat event continues today.

A hot and humid airmass is expected to remain in place today. Temperatures will remain near thirty with humidex values in the upper thirties to forty; however, with the passage of a cold front this afternoon, cooler temperatures and lower humidity are expected beginning this evening.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

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

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region

Local rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm this afternoon.

Slow moving showers and thunderstorms associated with a cold front will soak parts of Southwestern Ontario and Niagara this afternoon. Some of the thunderstorms will contain very heavy downpours which could give 25 to 50 mm or rain in an hour or less.

In addition, frequent lightning and a few wind gusts near 60 km/h are possible during a thunderstorm.

The shower and thunderstorm activity will be pushed to the southeast of the area this evening as the cold front works its way south of the international border.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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