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News release: May 29, 2022

Special Weather Statement – First Heat Event for 2022 issued for the Region of Peel

(Brampton, ON.) May 29, 2022 - The first heat event for 2022 had been forecast by the Storm Prediction Centre at Environment and Climate Change Canada to start Monday May 30th. A Special Weather Statement has been issued. While forecasted conditions do not meet heat warning criteria, they could pose health risks, particularly to those vulnerable to the heat who are not yet acclimatized to the warmer weather.

Temperatures are forecasted to reach close to 30 degrees on Monday and maximum temperatures on Tuesday will be in the low thirties.

The Heat Event is expected to last from Monday to Tuesday.

Older adults, individuals with chronic health conditions, infants, and young children, those who are homeless or those without access to air conditioning are at the greatest risk of heat-related illness. Peel residents are reminded to check on isolated seniors and at-risk individuals to ensure that they are staying cool, hydrated, and safe.

Extreme heat can cause heat illnesses. Look out for the following symptoms of heat exhaustion: heavy sweating, dizziness, fainting and vomiting, headache, and cold, pale, and clammy skin. If experiencing any of these symptoms, immediately move to a cool place, drink water, and seek help. Heat strokes are a medical emergency. Watch for a high body temperature, confusion, dizziness/fainting, and no sweating, but very hot, red skin. Call 911 immediately and cool the person right away by:

How to protect yourself during hot weather:

For more information on heat-related illness, visit peelregion.ca/health/heat/.

As we move into the extreme temperatures over the next few days, be aware that even healthy people can suffer from heat-related illness, not just the elderly. Enjoy the outdoors but do take precautions. Limit your time in the heat and don’t overexert yourself as you enjoy the summer weather.

Dr. Monica Hau, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Media contact

Ashleigh Hawkins
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
416-818-4421

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.