Heat warning in effect for Pickering, Oshawa and the rest of Durham Region

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Published July 5, 2021 at 5:49 pm

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A Heat Warning is in effect for Durham Region and is expected to last until tomorrow.

Temperatures are expected to climb to between 31 and 34 degrees Celsius, and they could reach close to 40 degrees with the humidex.

Extreme heat affects everyone, but it can have a greater impact on young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Additionally, hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can cause the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high-risk category.

Signs of heat-related illnesses include swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and the worsening of some health conditions.

Residents are reminded not to leave pets or people in cars unattended.

In Oshawa cooling centres at Delpark Homes Centre, South Oshawa Community Centre and City Hall will operate from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. As well, splash pads and the outdoor pool at Camp Samac will extend hours of operation until sunset.

Lakeview Park Beach (weather permitting) will extend supervision hours until sunset and playground program locations in Coldstream Park and Mount Joy Park will not operate in the afternoon.

In Pickering the East Shore Community Centre (Community Room) is a designated cooling station today and Tuesday, July 6, from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm.

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