Heat Warning issued for Oakville: September 6 & 7, 2016

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Heat Warning issued for Oakville: September 6 & 7, 2016
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Will this be the last Heat Warning of the summer of 2016 for Oakville? Possibly, if you take into consideration the long range forecast. For our children, they’ll have one more day of sunshine to enjoy, as teachers in both boards will be taking a PA Day on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. On Wednesday, September 7, 2016 the forecast shows a 40% chance of thunderstorms, which are desperately  needed.

If you like humidity, you’re going to enjoy the next few days. Temperatures will reach 30 degrees on Tuesday, and 32 degrees on Wednesday. Overnight temperatures will remain over 20 degrees including Thursday morning. The humidity will approximately 10 degrees.

Environment Canada’s heat warning was issued on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 3:14 PM:

A Heat Warning is issued for high temperatures and humidex values expected on Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday. Temperatures will climb to the the low thirties Tuesday and Wednesday with humidex values reaching 40 to 42. There may be a few regions where the high temperatures and humidex will continue into Thursday.

While heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for

  1. older adults;
  2. infants and young children;
  3. people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses;
  4. people who work in the heat;
  5. people who exercise in the heat;
  6. homeless people; and
  7. people without access to air conditioning.

Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.

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.

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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