Alerts for: Halton - Peel

Warnings

3:42 PM EDT Sunday 17 June 2018
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Burlington - Oakville
  • Halton Hills - Milton
  • Mississauga - Brampton

Humidex values reaching 40 are expected.

Hot and humid today and Monday.

High temperatures are expected to reach the low thirties today and Monday with peak humidex values near 40. Also, low temperatures tonight will only drop to the low twenties offering little relief from the heat.

A cold front will cross Southern Ontario Monday night ending the heat event.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

 

Statements

3:41 PM EDT Sunday 17 June 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Caledon

The first heat event of the season is setting up for portions of Central and Eastern Ontario today and tonight.

A warm and humid airmass is expected to move into Southern Ontario with maximum temperatures near 31 degrees and lows around 20 degrees today and tonight.

A cold front is expected to bring precipitation and cooler air into Southern Ontario on Monday. Therefore, this will only be a one day heat event.

These conditions may pose a health risk when you are not used to the heat.

Everyone is at risk from heat, especially older adults; infants and young children; and people with chronic illnesses.

You are advised to 1) drink plenty of cool liquids before feeling thirsty; and 2) keep cool by dressing for the weather and spending a few hours each day in a cool place.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

 

3:31 PM EDT Sunday 17 June 2018
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Burlington - Oakville
  • Caledon
  • Halton Hills - Milton
  • Mississauga - Brampton

Possible high levels of air pollution are expected this afternoon and early this evening.

Hot and sunny conditions are expected to cause increasing ground-level ozone concentrations in Southwestern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe area. Moderate risk AQHI values are expected throughout today with the potential of short term high risk AQHI values in the afternoon.

A special air quality statement is in place due to the possibility of deteriorating air quality.

Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.

Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

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