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Atelier Presse Papier, QC

Alerts in Effect

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 15:29 Wednesday 08 July 2020

Heat wave on Thursday and Friday.

A warm and humid air mass over Quebec will persist over the next few days. Temperatures will exceed the 30-degree mark during the day and will not fall below 17 degrees at night. The combined temperature and humidity values will produce humidex values between 35 and 39. They could even reach or exceed 40 in some locations on Thursday and Friday.

During times of high heat, your health and the health of your family and friends can deteriorate rapidly.

The ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, in cooperation with Environment and Climate Change Canada, recommends that you protect yourself from the effects of the heat by taking the following actions:

Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. As appropriate, follow your physician's instructions regarding the amount of fluid to drink;
Avoid alcoholic beverages;
If you can, spend at least 2 hours a day in an air conditioned or cool place;
Take at least one cool shower or bath per day, or cool your skin several times per day with wet towels;
Limit physical activity;
Wear light clothes.

Be sure to:
Never leave a child or a baby alone in a vehicle or a poorly ventilated room, even for a few minutes;
Check on your loved ones, especially those who are vulnerable or living alone.

If you have any questions regarding your health, call Info-Santé by dialing 8-1-1 or ask a health care provider. In case of emergency, call 9-1-1.

For more information, visit the Government of Quebec's Portail santé mieux-être at


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

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