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Prolonged Heat Warning Issued starting July 2nd

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Prolonged Heat Warning Issued starting July 2nd
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Nolan A Machan

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Nolan Machan is the Publisher of OakvilleNews.Org and has over 41 years of local Oakville knowledge. He is committed to providing Oakville residents with the most up-to-date information about our great town.

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A prolonged heat warning was issued by Environment Canada. It is expected to extend into next week as temperatures climb into 30’s during the day and only dropping overnight into the 20’s.

Humidity for most days is going to make it feel anywhere from 6 to 10 degrees warmer. There isn’t even any call for rain until next Thursday.

The only respite will be for us Oakvilliens will be if the wind comes out of the east. An East wind travels over the lake which is significantly cooler. The water temperature of Lake Ontario at the surface is approximately 15 to 18 degrees.

Places to cool off

Splash Pads

Oakville has 19 splash pads located in parks through out the town which are open from 10 AM to 8 PM

Cooling Centre

The town opens Trafalgar Park Community Centre as a cooling centre, usually from 11 AM to 4 PM.  Please note that the you must follow all the safety guidelines as it relates to Ontario Emergency Order. It will be open when the region declares a heat alert.

Lake Ontario

Oakville is home to several lake front parks, and they are usually more comfortable due to the cooling affect of Lake Ontario.

Gairloch Gardens

Lakeside Park

Tannery Park

Coronation Park – lake swimming is an option depending on water quality

Bronte Heritage Waterfont Park

Bronte Beach– lake swimming is an option depending on water quality

The region monitors water quality at Coronation Park (East & West) and Bronte Beach. As of today (July 2) it is only safe to swim at Coronation Park. You should always check Lake Ontario water quality status issued by the region before swimming which is available at Halton.ca/Recreation-Water-Quality.

Things to remember

Drink plenty of fluids

Don’t leave children or pets in an unattended parked car

Exercise during the cooler hours of the day

Keep out of the sun during the hottest hours of the day

Heat illness symptoms:

dizziness/fainting

nausea/vomiting

rapid breathing and heartbeat

extreme thirst

decreased urination with unusually dark urine

 

 

 

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