Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Lambton County. Hot, humid weather is expected to arrive in the area today (Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016).
The warning will remain in effect until Thursday.
A heat warning is issued when two consecutive days have a forecasted daytime high temperature greater than or equal to 31oC and a nighttime temperature greater than or equal to 20oC or a humidex greater than 40.
When temperatures and humidity are high, the body may not be able to cool properly leading to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
To learn more about extreme heat and your health visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.
Resource topics include:
- Identifying the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness;
- Preventing heat-related illness;
- Cooling centre locations; and
- Extreme heat warning system in Lambton County.
For more information, call Lambton Public Health at (519) 383-8331 or toll-free 1-800-667-1839.