Sunday, August 16, 2015 7:52 am ·  0 Comments
At 4:51 AM on Sunday August 16, 2015 Environment Canada issued a Heat Warning for both Sunday and Monday. Temperatures are expected to exceed 30 degrees on both days with above average humidity. Today’s high is forecast to hit 30 and with the humidity it will feel like 38.
Oakville has a number of splash pads and outdoor pools which are perfect on a day like today:
Here is Environment Canada’s Statement for Oakville:
Today and Monday are expected to be hot and humid. Daytime high temperatures are expected to be in the low thirties with maximum humidex values near forty. Overnight, temperatures are only expected to fall to about twenty or so.
While extreme heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for
Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
If you know of a person in the above categories, take a moment to see how they are doing. Being a good neighbour just takes a moment, and could save a life.