Cold warning issued as temperatures will plunge overnight in Milton, Burlington, Oakville


Published February 12, 2022 at 2:26 pm

With temperatures in Milton, Halton Hills, Burlington and Oakville expected to plummet overnight, the Region of Halton has issued an official Cold Warning.

This warning is issued when temperatures are expected to fall below –15°C or when weather conditions are severe enough to warrant alerting the community to the risks involved with prolonged exposure.

Anyone can be affected by extreme cold-related weather conditions, depending on how long one is exposed to cold conditions and exertion levels. Those especially at risk include adults over the age of 65, infants and young children, people who work outdoors, people who exercise outdoors (hikers, skiers) and people who have limited resources to house or protect themselves.

During extreme cold, check in, by phone or video with vulnerable family, friends and neighbours, especially seniors who live on their own. If phone or video is not possible, when checking-in with vulnerable individuals, remember to practice physical distancing and wash your hands frequently.

Other tips provided by the Region include:

  • Cover exposed skin using multiple layers of loose-fitting clothes with a wind-resistant outer layer, a hat, mittens and scarf
  • Always be on the lookout for signs of frostbite and hypothermia
  • Prepare emergency kits for your home and car
  • Plan ahead and check the weather forecast

The Cold Warning will remain in effect until the low temperature for the day is projected to be above –15°C.

For more information on Cold Warnings and what you can do to protect your health, visit the Region’s Cold Warnings webpage.

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