Heat warning still in effect for Halton Region

 

If you were hoping for a cooler weekend you'll have to wait a little longer, as a heat warning is still in effect for the Halton Region.

According to Environment Canada, a prolonged period of hot weather is expected through the weekend into early next week.

Temperatures are expected to reach 31 degrees Celsius or more with overnight temperatures above 20 degrees leading into the weekend.

Some of the locations that provided relief from heat such as libraries and community centres, may not be available due to COVID-19. Therefore, the region said it is extremely important that you check-in regularly, by phone or video, with vulnerable family, friends and neighbours, especially seniors who live on their own, to make sure they are staying cool and hydrated.

This includes:

  • 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

If phone or video is not possible, when checking-in with vulnerable individuals, the region is reminding residents to practice physical distancing and wash their hands regularly.

If physical distancing is difficult to maintain, wear a non-medical mask, said region officials.

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