Cold warning issued for Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills


Published February 4, 2022 at 4:41 pm

Halton Region has issued a cold warning for Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills. DAN HAMIL FROM PEXELS PHOTO

Residents in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills are being asked to bundle up as a cold warning has been issued for Halton.

The warning, delivered by Halton Region, is in effect when temperatures are expected to fall below –15°C (without wind-chill), or when weather conditions are severe enough to warrant alerting the community to the risks involved with prolonged exposure.

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

Residents are reminded that 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 and keep pets inside.

If phone or video is not possible, when checking-in with vulnerable individuals, remember to practice physical distancing and wash your hands frequently. If physical distancing is difficult to maintain, wear a non-medical mask.

To protect your health:

  • 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.

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

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