Heatwave in Oshawa and Durham Region extended to Wednesday

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Published September 5, 2023 at 10:00 am

It’s going to be a hot week as Mother Nature sends the kids back to school – in typical Mother Nature fashion – with a bang, with temperatures hitting 31 degrees in Oshawa and the rest of Durham Region today, with temperatures expected to be 31 or higher through most of the week.

The weather felt like 35 degrees Sunday and will get close to 40 degrees with the humidex by Tuesday, with the heat warning from Environment Canada being extended from today until at least Wednesday The hot weather is not supposed to break until at least Thursday or even Friday.

Most towns in Durham will keep splash pads open until sunset. Camp Samac outdoor pool in Oshawa will also stay open until sunset and Lakeview Park Beach will extend lifeguard supervision hours to allow residents and visitors plenty of time to stay cool and stay hydrated.

All beaches on Lake Ontario are open this week.

Durham Region outreach staff actively patrol the city to refer individuals without shelter or needing services to resources in the community. If you see or know someone in need of immediate emergency shelter call 9-1-1 or visit the Region of Durham’s Emergency Shelters webpage or the City’s Unsheltered webpage at Oshawa.ca/unsheltered.

For updates on heat weather events check forecasts from Environment Canada and Durham Region Heat Warnings.

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