It’s going to be a hot week all across Southern Ontario.
On Saturday, June 30, an extreme heat event was issued by Environment Canada for the Canada Day long weekend.
Saturday calls for a daytime high of 35 C in Mississauga and 34 C in Brampton, but with the humidex, it could feel like closer to 45.
Current forecasts expect temperatures to be over 30 C for all of next week. Environment Canada says this will be the most significant heat event in the past few years.
During periods of extreme heat, people are advised to practice measures such as staying hydrated, limiting outdoor activity and staying in cool or shaded areas whenever possible and wearing a brimmed hat, sunscreen and loose fitting clothing when outdoors.
The conditions have forced the City of Mississauga to issue an extended heat warning.
The City of Brampton says all 27 of its community centres and all seven library branches are open to residents as heat relief locations.
There are several spray pads and community pools to take advantage of as well. The same can be said for Mississauga.
For more information on locations to help keep cool, visit these pages for Mississauga and Brampton.