Heat Alert

Heat warnings and alerts are issued during periods of extreme heat.

To confirm there is a heat warning/alert in effect for Halton Region — especially if you are viewing this page on a weekend or statutory holiday — please visit the Government of Canada's Weather Office website. 

Cooling centres

To help residents combat the heat, the town will open some facilities during regional heat warning/alerts (when there's a heat warning of temperatures above 31 degrees Celsius). This facility will offer an air-conditioned space for people to rest and grab a cool drink of water. Facilities will be available during our hours of operation only.

During heat alerts and warm weather, the following is recommended:

  • Drink lots of water (avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages)
  • Check regularly on children, neighbours, the elderly, persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses
  • Stay in an air-conditioned place (if possible) and only go outdoors during the coolest part of the day
  • Limit outdoor exercise
  • Avoid the sun by wearing loose-fitting clothing, hat and sunglasses and apply sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes before going outside.

For more information about heat and smog alerts, visit the Halton Region website.

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