Heat warning issued for Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and Halton Region


Published August 2, 2022 at 3:50 pm

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for those who live in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and parts of Halton Region including Oakville, Burlington and Milton.

The alert indicates that temperatures on Wednesday (Aug. 3) are expected to reach temperatures of 31 to 33 degrees Celsius in these areas with humidex values of 42 to 43.

These hot and humid conditions are expected to last throughout the day and will cool off somewhat at night when temperatures will drop to 21 to 23 degrees Celsius.

“Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place,” Environment Canada suggests. “Check on older family, friends, and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. Keep your house cool. Block the sun by closing curtains or blinds. Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.”

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high risk category.

The heat warning is expected to be lifted by Thursday due to the passage of a cold front into the area, but temperatures are expected to remain high through the rest of the week.

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