It’s going to feel like 41c as heat warning in effect for Mississauga and Brampton


Published July 18, 2022 at 4:57 pm

A heat warning is in effect for Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon the next two days as temperatures are expected to climb into the 40s C with the humidex.

Environment Canada issued the warning this afternoon (July 18) at about 3 p.m., noting that “hot and humid conditions are expected Tuesday and Wednesday.”

The Canadian government agency added that hot and humid air “can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high-risk category.”

Officials warn people to watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

“Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air conditioned spot like a public building,” Environment Canada officials suggest. “Keep your house cool. Block the sun by closing curtains or blinds.”

Additionally, they say, never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle in these weather conditions.

Heat illness symptoms include dizziness/fainting, nausea/vomiting, rapid breathing and heartbeat, extreme thirst and decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

Weather officials say daytime temperatures reaching near 31 C with humidex values in the upper 30s or higher are expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday’s expected overnight low near 20 C will provide little relief from the heat, they add.

Slightly cooler temperatures are anticipated on Thursday.



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