The following statement has been released by Environment Canada.
Heat Warning in effect for:
- Guelph – Erin – Southern Wellington County
- Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
- Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County
- Brantford – County of Brant
- Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County
- City of Hamilton
- Burlington – Oakville
Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.
Updates on this situation will be posted below or delivered on the air.
First heat event of the season continues Monday.
Temperatures on Monday are expected to be in the low thirties with humidex values near forty. Overnight lows are also expected to be near 21 degrees, providing little relief from the heat during this timeframe. Temperatures are expected fall below heat warning criteria by Tuesday as a trough moves into Southern Ontario.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Picture and information from weather.gc.ca