WEATHER ALERT: Heat warning
July 11, 2016
It's about to get hot and humid in York Region, and stay that way for a few days.
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning, noting humidex values near 40 C are expected July 12 and lasting until July 14.
Excluding humidity, high temperatures are still expected to reach nearly 32 C.
Nighttime lows for Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be in the 19 to 21 C range.
Rain showers and thunderstorms may provide some temporary relief.
Cooler temperatures are forecasted for July 15.
York Region Public Health offers the following information on staying safe and healthy during heat warnings:
Everyone is at risk from extreme heat, especially older adults, infants and young children, people who work or exercise outdoors and those with certain medical conditions.
Warning signs of heat-related illness include dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, weakness and confusion. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. Also remember to check on friends, family and neighbours who may be at risk.
Find ways to stay cool
Drink extra fluids
Reduce physical activity, especially in the full sun