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Heat warning in effect for North Bay and area

High temperatures on both Thursday and Friday will approach 30C
2020 08 01 Champlain Park Lake Nipissing Sunset (Campaigne)
Stay cool during the heat warning by taking in the sunset from Lake Nipissing and North Bay's Champlain Park.

At 2:31 p.m. on Wednesday, Environment Canada issued a Heat Warning, in effect for:

  • North Bay - East Ferris - Callander - Mattawa
  • West Nipissing 
  • Greater Sudbury and vicinity

See the full heat warning area here.

Environment Canada is calling for a two-day heat event beginning Thursday and lasting into Friday.

  • Maximum temperatures: 28–30C
  • Minimum temperatures: 16–18C

Daytime high temperatures are expected to be near 30C today through Friday. Overnight low temperatures tonight are expected to be near 15C, which is below heat warning criteria. Overnight temperatures Thursday night are expected to be in the high teens, providing little relief from the heat. Cooler temperatures return on Saturday.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and the worsening of some health conditions.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Check on older family, friends, and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and are drinking water.

Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.

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

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.