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Heat warning issued for today

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is issuing a heat warning to advise residents  hot and humid weather Monday, July 27. High temperatures today are forecast to reach 30 to 33 degrees Celsius. Humidex values near 40 are also expected.

A cold front is expected to pass through southern Ontario from west to east this evening, bringing in a slightly cooler and drier air mass for Tuesday.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health advises extremely hot weather can lead to heat-related illnesses. Watch for symptoms of heat exhaustion, which include skin rash, muscle cramps, swelling of hands, feet and ankles, heavy sweating, dizziness, headache or fainting, nausea or vomiting, rapid breathing and heartbeat, extreme thirst, and decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine.

If you experience any of these symptoms during a heat event, immediately move to a cool place and drink non-alcoholic, decaffeinated liquids.  Water is the best liquid to drink.  During hot weather, make efforts to check in with neighbours, friends, and older family members frequently, especially those at higher risk, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated. Please remember to practise physical distancing when visiting individuals outside of your household or social circle.

For additional information about extreme heat,  visit the Government of Canada’s Extreme Heat webpage. For information on the status of the current heat warning visit

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