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Heat warning continues in Huron Perth

Huron Perth, ON – The heat warning issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on June 17 remains in effect for much of Ontario, including Huron Perth. Dangerously hot and humid conditions will continue through the rest of the week and into the weekend.

Huron Perth Public Health strongly encourages residents and visitors to remain vigilant and protect themselves against the risks associated with exposure to extreme temperatures.

Extreme heat can affect everyone’s health. It is important to take measures to protect yourself and others from over-exposure to extreme heat:

·        Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, to avoid dehydration.

·        Avoid sun exposure; wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing and a wide brimmed hat.

·        Plan outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day.

·        Take cool baths or showers or visit a local pool.

·        Prepare meals that don’t need to be cooked in the oven. 

·        Block sun out by closing curtains or blinds during the day. 

·        Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight. 

·        Check in on neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those with chronic illnesses, to make sure they are cool and hydrated. 

·        Take regular breaks from the heat:

o   Spend time in air-conditioned spaces where available.

o   Many municipalities in Huron and Perth are providing support to residents this week. Check your municipality’s social media or website, or call 211 to find out where you can access a cooling centre and get relief from the heat in your community.

 Watch out for signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, which may include:  

·        Headache 

·        Nausea or vomiting 

·        Dizziness, fainting, confusion 

·        Rapid breathing and heartbeat 

·        Extreme thirst 

·        Decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine 

·        Changes in behaviour in children (e.g. sleepiness) 

If you or someone you are caring for have any of these symptoms following exposure to high temperatures, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids. Water is best. 


Pollution levels tend to be higher on hot days; the Air Quality Health Index can be used to determine the air quality in your neighbourhood.  

Follow Environment Canada’s weather forecasts at so you can plan ahead to stay safe in hot and humid weather. You can also receive weather alerts from “EC Alert me” by signing up at  

Contact Us

Huron Perth Public Health

Huron Office
77722B London Road, RR #5, Clinton, ON
N0M 1L0

Perth Office
653 West Gore St., Stratford ON N5A 1L4
Toll-free 1-888-221-2133

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