Monday’s scorcher was season’s muggiest
The 32C puts the city in a tie with May 31 for the hottest day of the year, but this was the most humid by 2.
And don forget those are shade values. If it 32C in the shade, add about 5C in direct sunlight.
Environment Canada spokesman David Phillips suggested, however, that not a good place to hang out until at least Thursday.
UV is high, he said. 8 and we generally tell anyone to lather up seek shade whenever it 7 or higher. whenever your shadow is smaller than you are, even if you a fit and healthy person. on the positive side, the air quality is good according to Phillips.
There are two weather stations in Ottawa. The hottest June 24 at the airport was in 2003 when it reached 33.2C and the hottest June 24 downtown was in 1919 when 34.4C was recorded.
There is a 60% chance of ra Swarovski Outlet in until Wednesday.
Ottawa paramedics responded to several calls related to the heat Monday, but two of them were for heat exhaustion Swarovski Outlet according to spokesman JP Trottier.
Keep cool. Air conditioning can be a lifesaver, especially if someone has heart disease. Try to create a cross breeze in the house by keep Swarovski Outlet ing inside doors open when air conditioning is unavailable and using a fan. inside an air conditioned building such as a shopping centre, community centre, library, movie theatre, or place of worship.
Beware of dehydration; drink plenty of water throughout the day. How much is enough? Check your urine; if it is clear and light in colour, you are drinking enough.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine as these are diuretics and can cause dehydration. Also limit salt use.
Wear loose fitting, light coloured clothing. Always wear a hat, sunglasses and carry an umbrella. Even on hazy or cloudy summer days, put on a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 15.
Refrain from any physical activity, especially if you have a heart or lung condition.
Cool baths or showers can provide instant relief. Ice bags and wet towels are also helpful.
Draw the curtains or blinds to help keep the sun out.
Check on elderly friends and remind them of ways to stay cool and to ask for help if they need it.
Dizziness, rapid heartbeat, diarrhea, nausea, headache, chest pain, mental changes or breathing problems are warning signs that the elderly person should seek immediate medical attention