The heat is on. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Georgina and all of York Region. Daytime high temperatures reaching near 31 degrees Celsius with humidex values in the upper thirties are expected today and tomorrow.
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.