Hot Weather Warning Issued for Halton

If you were outside today, you no doubt noticed it was a hot one (this summer certainly hasn't followed in last year's chillier footsteps).

If you were hoping for a reprieve, you'll have to wait a little longer.

Environment Canada recently announced that a heat warning is currently in effect for Halton and Peel (Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills) and will remain in effect into Monday.

The weather agency says a hot and humid air mass will affect our neck of the woods (and surrounding areas) today (Sunday, July 15) and Monday.

High temperatures are expected to be in the low thirties with humidex values in the high thirties. Overnight temperatures will drop only to the low twenties.

The heat, however, won't remain quite so intense going forward.

Environment Canada says a cold front will move through early Tuesday, bringing an end to the extreme heat.

If you plan on spending time outdoor tomorrow, watch for the effects of heat illness, including swelling, a rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Anyone who spends time outside is urged to stay hydrated and stay in a cool place.

Residents are also reminded not to leave children, vulnerable people or pets in hot vehicles.

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