Summer has arrived along with heat and humidity. Maximum temperatures will reach the low to possibly mid-thirties (degrees Celsius).
Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high-risk category. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
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. 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 four splash pads – the ROC, Const. Garrett Styles Park, Whipper Watson Park and Julia Munro Park – are open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local beaches and parks are another great way to cool off.
Check Environment Canada’s website for information on your local forecast and weather alerts.