Heat warning issued for Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills over next three days

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Published August 10, 2021 at 7:12 pm

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The heat is on in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning Tuesday afternoon for Halton Region with humidex values expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius for the next three days.

The hot and humid conditions will continue through this week with daytime temperatures reaching the high 20s and 30s Wednesday and Thursday.

Those high temperatures will combine with high humidity to result in humidex values near 40 each day. Temperatures on Friday may also reach the upper 20s with a humidex once again approaching 40.

The night will offer little relief as temperatures are expected to remain above 20 degrees each night.

Some relief appears to be on the way for the weekend when cooler and less humid air is expected to arrive.

Residents are asked to be careful as hot and humid air can also result in deteriorating air quality and can cause the Air Quality Index to approach the high risk category.

While extreme heat effects everyone, the risk is greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Residents are reminded to try and stay in a cool place, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and make an effort to schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.

Cool places to seek include a pool, under a tree, in a shower or bath or an air-conditioned building.

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