Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for several areas across Southern Ontario over the weekend.
The warning includes areas like Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and Niagara.
Officials believe several days will peak past 30 degrees from Saturday through to Monday.
While extreme heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for
– older adults
– infants and young children
– people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses
– people who work in the heat
– people who exercise in the heat
– people without access to air conditioning and
– homeless people.
Watch for symptoms of heat illness, which include
– dizziness 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 extreme heat, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids.