It’s going to be hot in Montreal this week, with temperatures expected to be above average over the next few days.
Though the weather won’t quite be record-breaking — in 1963, the high in Montreal was 34.4 C — Environment Canada states it should be mostly sunny and humidity will be a factor.
Authorities are advising Montrealers to be careful, especially seniors and those with chronic illnesses.
They are also asking people to check on friends and family members who may be vulnerable.
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Signs of heatstroke and what to do
Early signs of heatstroke include fatigue, difficulty concentrating and dizziness.
Here are a few ways to avoid getting ill:
- Drink plenty of water, even before you feel thirsty
- Limit alcohol intake
- Stay in the shade when possible
- Cut back on activities that require effort
- Wear a hat and sunscreen
- Wear lightweight clothing, preferably made of cotton to allow sweat evaporation
- Elderly people should avoid going out, especially if they are on medication
If you think you are suffering from a heat-related illness:
- Seek shelter or a cool place, rest and drink water
- If possible, use a fan to create air movement
- Use blinds or shades to filter direct sunlight