Oxford County Public Health issues heat warning for Sept. 6 and 7 as Environment Canada predicts hot temps and high humidity

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It may be the unofficial start of fall as kids and families get back into school routines after summer vacation.

But the weather says otherwise.

Oxford County Public Health issued a heat warning for the early part of the week.

Environment Canada is predicting that temps will reach 32 C – and above 40 C with the humidex – on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday will also be warm, though not quite as sweltering as Sept. 6 and 7.

“Relief from the heat and humidity won’t be felt until the weekend when a cooler air mass is expected to arrive,” Oxford County said in a media release.

Residents are reminded to drink lots of water and stay out of the sun as much as possible. Older residents and infants are especially vulnerable, and neighbours or caregivers are asked to be cautious and check on those in need. Outdoor workers are also at risk for heat-related illness.

Those experiencing physical distress because of the hot weather should call 911 or go to the emergency room.



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