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. 

Being prepared for the heat

  • Drink lots of water (avoid alcohol and caffeine)
  • 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.

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). 

These facilities will offer an air-conditioned space for people to rest and grab a cool drink of water. 

Facilities will be available during regular hours of operation.

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