It will feel close to 40c this Labour Day weekend in Mississauga and Brampton


Published September 2, 2022 at 6:21 am

Good news for those who are planning on heading out this long weekend — it’ll be nice and sunny (for the most part).

The weather forecast shows temperatures in the high 20s for the first half of the weekend, getting up to 30 degrees Celsius on Saturday (feeling like 38 degrees with the humidity).

Cooler temperatures in the low 20s are expected to arrive on Sunday and Monday, and a chance of showers on Sunday will briefly interrupt the sunny streak we’re currently enjoying.

Here are a few ways to keep cool during the heat:

Restrict outdoor activity

If the heat becomes overwhelming, it may be best to limiting your activity outdoors and stay out of the sun. Drink lots of water and stay in air conditioned places or shaded areas.

Know who is at risk

Seniors and young children are particularly at risk of heat-related complications, and residents are encouraged to check in on friends and family virtually or by phone who they think may be vulnerable.

Pets are also vulnerable to the heat, so remember to keep your pets indoors and hold off on taking them for walks in the heat. Be sure to provide plenty of fresh water, keep air circulating indoors, and limit time in the sun and provide shade.

In hot temperatures, never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.

Be safe in the water

Residents are also reminded to play it safe near water.

Always keep young children within arms’ reach around the water, never swim alone, and restrict access to backyard pools with fencing on all four sides.

Young children should wear life jackets when in the pool area or at the beach, and consider choosing lifeguard-supervised beaches and pools for swimming.

Empty unattended wading pools and buckets of water if not in use, and if you have a pool or cottage, ensure family members learn lifesaving skills.

With files from Ryan Rumbolt

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