Heat Warning issued for Halton Region

As a result of extreme heat and humidity, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Halton Region starting Monday, August 27.

This warning is issued when forecast temperatures are expected to reach at least 31 degrees Celsius with overnight temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius for two days, or when a humidex of 40 or higher is expected for two days.

Especially at risk

  • older adults (over the age of 65), infants and young children, people who work and exercise in the heat, people without adequate housing and those without air conditioning
  • people who have breathing difficulties, heart problems, kidney problems or take heat-sensitive medications

Prevention tips

  • stay cool
  • avoid strenuous outdoor activities
  • seek shade from the sun
  • spend time in air-conditioned places, such as shopping malls and community centres
  • drink plenty of cool liquids, especially water
  • visit friends and neighbours who may be at risk and never leave people or pets in your care unattended in a car

If you or someone in your care experiences rapid breathing, headache, confusion, weakness or fainting, please seek medical attention right away.

Weather and heat information are available on local radio and television stations and the Environment Canada Weather Conditions and Forecast.

For the Air Quality Health Index and smog and air health information, visit halton.ca. For information and tips on how to protect your health during heat warnings, including a listing of air conditioned locations in Halton, please visit halton.ca or call 311.

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