Environment Canada issues Father's Day heat warning

If you're going to be outside today, the best Father's Day gift you could get your dad may be a bottle of sunscreen, some water and a hat.

We'll hit 30 C today, but with the humidity it will feel like 40. The UV index will be nine, which is very high.

The very, very warm forecast has prompted Environment Canada to issue a heat warning for Montreal and parts of the South Shore, including Châteauguay, Vaudreuil and the Saint-Hyacinthe area.

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

The weather agency is reminding the public to:

- Drink water, even before you are thirsty.

- Check on older family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are cool and drinking water.

- Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting, nausea/vomiting, rapid breathing and heartbeat, extreme thirst, decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

The heat has also created favourable conditions for severe thunderstorms, prompting Environment Canada to issue watches for parts of southern Quebec.

The affected areas range from the Shawville in the west, Trois-Rivières in the north, the Beauce in the east down to the U.S. border.

Rain moving in tonight will bring the temperature down, although it will still be humid Monday.

Today: Hot, humid. High near 30 C, humidex 40.
Tonight:Showers, risk of thunderstorm. Low 20.
Monday: Chance of showers. High near 23 C, humidex 30.
Tuesday: Chance of showers. High near 23 C.
Wednesday: Mix of sun and cloud. High near 24 C.
Thursday: Increasing cloudiness. High 24 C.
Friday: Chance of showers. High 24 C.