Heat is on in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills this weekend


Published August 27, 2021 at 3:05 pm

Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills residents will want to do what they can to stay cool this weekend because the heat is going to ramp back up this weekend.

After a brief break from the humidity on Friday, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Halton beginning Saturday and lasting through Sunday.

Weekend daytime temperatures are set to hit anywhere from 29 to 31 degrees Celsius, with a humidex factor of 37 to 42.

There’s not much a break at night, with Saturday evening temperatures to be in between 20 to 23 degrees Celsius.

The hot and humid air brings deteriorating air quality and along with the extreme heat provides risks for everyone, especially young children, pregnant women, seniors, people with chronic illnesses or those working or exercising outdoors.

Residents are asked to watch for the effects of heat from swelling, rash, cramps and fainting to heat exhaustion, head stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Residents are also being reminded as well to never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

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