Heat Warning issued for Oakville: August 4 & 5, 2016

Heat Warning issued for Oakville: August 4 & 5, 2016

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Nolan A Machan

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Yes, it is time to seek out your closest friend who has a pool and beg to come over for the next few days, because Environment Canada has issued a new heat warning for Oakville. The warning is expected to extend from Thursday morning, August 4, 2016 to Friday night, August 5, 2016.

Thursday’s temperature is expected to reach 31 and the overnight temperature is expected to sit above 21, with very high humidity. Friday’s high is expected to reach 31 with a strong chance of thunderstorms, which should bring in a cooler air mass.

So remember to drink lots of water, keep aware of the heat’s effect on you and your family members. Don’t expose your pets to long periods outside, and never leave a child or pet in a car alone.

Environment Canada’s Heat Warning was issued at 3:24 PM, Wednesday, August 3, 2016:

A heat episode is expected on Thursday and Friday for most regions in Southern Ontario. Daytime temperatures will reach low thirties with afternoon humidex values in the mid to upper thirties. Overnight lows will be near 20 degrees.

The heat episode will come to an end Friday night with the passage of a cold front.

Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.

Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.

Prepare meals that don’t need to be cooked in your oven.

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.

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