Be heat safe: Heat warning in effect until July 6

You are here

A heat warning is in effect for the GTA. A hot and humid air mass has reached the area and will remain in place through Saturday, July 6. Maximum afternoon temperatures will be near 30 degrees, with humidex values near 40.

High temperatures, high humidity, lack of shade and minimal air movement – both indoors and outdoors – can put your health at risk, causing heat-related illnesses. These illnesses range from minor heat rashes and muscle cramps, to hot weather emergencies like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Visit York Region’s website for tips from public health on how to prevent heat-related illness.

The Keswick, Sutton and Pefferlaw locations of Georgina Public Library are available for cooling relief during regular business hours.

Georgina’s three splash pads are also open. Take the kids and cool off at the ROC, Const. Garrett Styles Park or Whipper Watson Park.

Beginning Sunday, July 7, the Georgina Leisure Pool is open every Sunday until Aug. 25 and is another great way to cool off.