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Heat wave could continue into Tuesday

Taking full advantage of beating the heat, a man was spotting cooling down Monday morning off Wellington Beach wearing nothing but a hat. – John Ferguson photo

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has issued a heat warning that today’s temperatures – forecast to reach 31C with humidex values in the upper 30s to near 40s – may continue Tuesday afternoon, with little relief from heat overnight. Environment Canada forecasts chances of rain for the rest of the week.

Residents are advised 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.

HPEPH advises staying in a cool place and drinking non-alcoholic, decaffeinated liquids – water is best.

“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.”


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