Record Heat Wave in Southern Quebec Blamed For 18 Deaths

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Temperatures approaching 30 C degrees are expected for P.E.I. on Tuesday and will continue on Wednesday, according to the latest Environment Canada forecast.

Southern Ontario has been hard hit as well. "We are going to see a lovely weekend coming up with lower humidity but then we will see the temperatures going right back up into the 30s", he said. "However the daytime highs are still expected near 30 and overnight lows in the high teens", Environment Canada said Monday.

A heat wave in Quebec has killed at least 19 people in the past week as high summer temperatures scorched eastern Canada, health officials said Wednesday.

The Montreal city government unveiled an "extreme heat" plan Tuesday that includes distributing water to groups working with the homeless.

An extended heat warning issued by the city's medical officer of health on Sunday remains in effect.

The weather agency says a "very warm and humid air mass" has settled over the Maritimes and above normal temperatures and humid conditions will stick around into Thursday.

An area of high pressure is going to keep cool air locked in Canada for most of the week, AccuWeather reports.

Phillips said that humidex values, some approaching the mid 40s, have made the heat particularly hard to take for many, especially these last few days. A high of 26 and low of 14 is expected in Toronto on Friday, Ms. Hobelman said, with a chance of showers and a thunderstorm. Temperatures near the lake shores will be cooler.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Dr. Melissa Genereux, head of public health in the Eastern Townships, told a news conference the victims are all adults - either seniors or people suffering from chronic illness.

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