Heat warning in effect for Pickering to Clarington until Tuesday evening

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Published July 8, 2024 at 10:48 am

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The Region of Durham has issued a heat warning for today and tomorrow, with daytime temperatures expected to be 31 degrees Celsius with humidex values of 35 to 38 degrees.

There will be little relief through the overnight as lows are expected to be above 20 degrees, though a cooler airmass is expected to arrive Tuesday night.

The health risks are greater for older adults, infants and young children, pregnant people, people with physical and/or mental illnesses, and people with disabilities or mobility issues.

Your age and health may make you more susceptible to heat related illness and you can become ill while being active during extreme heat. Durham’s Health Department advises vulnerable residents to reschedule or plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day.

Drink plenty of water regularly, even before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration and watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of existing health conditions.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle on warm days. Anyone seeing a child left unattended in a hot vehicle at anytime should call 911 immediately.

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