Relief is on the way as scorching heat wave drags on in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published September 5, 2023 at 10:33 am

The mercury will start to drop later this week as some rain and cooler weather are expected to bring a reprieve from a searing late-summer heat wave gripping Mississauga and Brampton.

A heat warning was issued on Sunday for Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and much of the GTA with a hot air mass bringing temperatures and humidity up.

Tuesday is predicted to be another scorcher with a high of 34 C which will feel more like 42 C with the humidity, and the heat warning is expected to be in place until Wednesday with a projected high of 30 C, feeling more like 40 C.

Wednesday will bring a mix of sun and clouds, along with a 30 percent chance of rain. But a break in the weather on Wednesday evening should bring some relief with Environment Canada calling for rain and cooler temperatures around 18 C.

The heat wave could be followed by thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday with temperatures expected to reach a high of 25 C, dropping to 12 C by Friday evening, with a mix of sun and cloud and highs around 20 C expected on the weekend.

Both the City of Brampton and the City of Mississauga are reminding residents to stay safe and keep cool during the heat warning with heat relief stations and aquatic activities.

Brampton has opened heat relief areas in all public access buildings including the Brampton Civic Centre, City Hall, recreation centres and libraries, while Mississauga residents are encouraged to visit one of the city’s indoor swimming pools, air-conditioned libraries or community centres.

 

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