Another Weather Warning is Issued for Mississauga

Published July 3, 2018 at 12:03 pm


Even my calves are sweating in this heat wave.

But I’m not complaining.

Another heat warning has been issued for Burlington, Oakville, Caledon, Halton Hills, Milton, Mississauga, and Brampton by Environment Canada at 5:27 a.m. Tuesday.

How hot are we talkin’?

Humidex values reaching 43 C are expected.

“The extreme heat event will continue through Thursday. This will be the most significant heat event in the past few years,” the warning reads.

“After a slightly cooler morning, daytime highs in the low thirties will continue today through Thursday. Humidex values will be in the mid to high thirties today, and near low forties for Wednesday and Thursday.”

Overnight low temperatures are expected to be in the low twenties, except high teens in some rural areas, providing little or no relief from the heat.

A cool down is expected by Friday with the passage of a cold front.

Quick reminders:

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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