UNITED COUNTIES OF SD&G, Ontario – Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Monday, Sept 25, 2017.
“Hot and humid conditions will continue early this week,” the Environment Canada warning reads. “Mostly sunny skies will allow daytime temperatures to reach the low thirties, with humidex values approaching forty again today. A cold front is expected to move across Southern Ontario through the day Wednesday bringing cooler temperatures for the remainder of the week.”
The statement goes on to warn of the dangers of being out in extreme heat.
“The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors,” the statement reads. “Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day. Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.”