Public Service Announcement: Heat Warning Issued for Northern Niagara Region from July 8 to 9

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Public Service Announcement

Lincoln, ON – (July 8, 2024) – Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Northern Niagara Region, with hot and humid conditions forecasted for today, Monday, July 8, 2024, through Tuesday, July 9, 2024.   

Daytime highs are expected to be near 31 degrees Celsius with humidex values of 35 to 38. There will be little relief through the overnight as lows are expected to be 20 degrees Celsius or above. A cooler airmass is expected to arrive Tuesday night.

Please note: 

  • Areas near the lakes could be slightly cooler than regions further inland. As of July 5, Charles Daley Park is noted as safe for swimming according to Niagara Region's Beach Water Testing Results. 
  • 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.
  • Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
  • Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
  • Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
  • Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Cooling Spaces:

Anyone seeking relief from the extreme heat is welcome at Town facilities and outdoor spaces during heat alerts. Please visit our Cooling Spaces/Extreme Heat webpage to learn more about our cooling spaces.

Our pools offer FREE leisure swims when a High Heat Alert has been activated. Visit our Public Swimming webpage to learn more.