Extreme heat : Montréal is returning to the “Normal” mode as part of its extreme heat Special response plan
9 juin 2021
Montréal, June 9, 2021 – Given the forecasted weather conditions for the upcoming days, and the assessment made by the regional public health authority (DRSP), the urban agglomeration's public safety organization (Organisation de sécurité civile de l'agglomération de Montréal) is announcing that it is returning to “Normal” mode, as part of its extreme heat Special response plan.
On June 6, as recommended by the regional public health authority and by the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud de l'Île-de-Montréal, the urban agglomeration's public safety organization had announced that it was moving into the “Alert” mode of its extreme heat Special response plan.
The agglomeration's public safety teams remain vigilant and continue to monitor the situation closely, so as to adapt their actions based on the needs of the population, in keeping with the current public health directives as they relate to the COVID-19 situation.
Montréal rolls out its Special response plan when the criteria set by the city's public health authority for extreme heat are met. This occurs when the forecasted average daytime temperature over three days is at least 33°C and overnight temperatures average at least 20°C, or when overnight temperatures are higher than 25°C for two consecutive nights.