Heat Warning in Effect for Mississauga


It's going to be a hot one today.

Based on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s data, the Region of Peel’s medical officer of health has issued a heat warning for Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. 

The warning will be in effect until further notice.

Environment Canada says daytime temperatures in the low to mid-thirties with humidex values of 40 or higher are expected today and again on Saturday. 

The weather agency says little relief is expected tonight and Saturday night as temperatures will only fall to the low to mid-twenties with humidex values remaining near 30.

A cooler and less humid air mass is forecast to arrive in the wake of a weak cold front Sunday.

Extreme heat can impact your health. The City of Mississauga says that anyone who feels faint, has difficulty breathing or feels confused and disoriented because of the heat should call a doctor. Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 9-1-1. 

Anyone looking to escape the heat can go to one of these city facilities.

If you plan to spend time outside today, drink lots of plain cool water before you feel thirsty.

Residents are also encouraged to stay cool and if possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. Residents should also stay in the shade whenever possible.

Other tips? Wear a wide-brimmed hat, UV protective sunglasses, and loose-fitting long shirts and pants and reschedule or plan outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day.

Residents are reminded to never leave pets, children or vulnerable people in parked vehicles for any length of time. 

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