Central Candians ask Sunny Days to Go Away?
If you’re looking for sunny days with sweltering heat, it can be found in Central Canada this summer.
Although pools and AC’s are in full force I’m not sure anyone was completely prepared for the oppressive humidity that continues to surround Toronto as well as other central cities.
Extreme heat can be very dangerous.
Toronto reached 36.3C Friday, breaking the old record of 34.7C set back in 1988.
Many heat alerts have gone out to the public to ensure procautionary measures are being taken on the young as well as the elderly.
The humidex advisory is also in effect for Halton-Peel, Windsor, Sarnia, London, Niagara, Hamilton, Waterloo, Ottawa and surrounding areas. Humidex values in the low to mid-40s are expected for the rest of the weekend.
Everyone is advised to drink plenty of water this summer to stay hydrated. After all, Canadians have not encountered such a massive heat wave since the summer of 1988.
here are a few tips to hep beat the heat:
The public is advised to “Beat the Heat” by taking these precautions:
- Drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty
- Go to air conditioned places, including shopping malls or one of many local libraries or community centres located in each neighbourhood
- Take cool showers or baths or use cool wet towels to cool down
- Wear loose light coloured breathable clothing and when outdoors wear a wide-brimmed hat
- Avoid the sun and stay in the shade or use an umbrella
- Reschedule or plan outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day
- Never leave seniors, children or pets unattended in a car.