Hot, muggy, wet with thunderstorms: Special Weather Alert

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Hot, muggy, wet with thunderstorms: Special Weather Alert
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Nolan A Machan

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Rain is going to bring hot, muggy, and potentially thunderstorms into Oakville. It starts this afternoon. This Special Weather Alert was issued by Environment Canada today at 11 AM.

If you were enjoying the dryer but still warmer weather, you are in for a nasty surprise. With the potential of thunderstorms, the rain is forecast to start at 3:00 PM and last until early Thursday morning.

The big issue is the humidity. It will make actual temperatures feel 7 to 12 degrees warmer. At the time of this post, the muggy air had already arrived. The humidity will not be out of Oakville for at least a week.

Temperatures during the days will hover around 30 degrees at least until next Wednesday, and evenings will not provide much relief because of the humidity. What should be a comfortable 20 degrees overnight will feel like 30.

The Canada Day Long weekend forecast is particularly brutal. Saturday’s forecast is sunny with a high of plus 33, feeling like plus 44; Sunday, a few clouds are expected but again it will feel like 43, and Monday will be more of the same.

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On the good side, Oakville’s Fireworks display at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park on Sunday, July 1st should go as planned. The Fireworks are planned to start at about 10:00 PM.

Tips to survive muggy weather:

  1. Keep you, your children and pets inside
  2. Never leave a child or pet in an unattended vehicle
  3. Limit outside exercise
  4. Drink plenty of water, and make sure you have extra close by
  5. Try to stay indoors during the hottest times of the day
  6. It is often cooler by the lake
  7. There are a number of splash pads and outdoor and indoor pools – occasionally the town will keep the outdoor pools and splash pads running a little later.

Indoor places to cool off – public libraries, community centres, and shopping malls. With it being Canada Day weekend a number of town facilities maybe closed for the statuary holiday so check first.

Finally, remember your neighbors. If you know of someone who has issues getting around in the heat, drop by and see if they need some help.

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