Alerts in Effect
Special Air Quality StatementIssued at 15:31 Sunday 17 June 2018
Possible high levels of air pollution are expected this afternoon and early this evening.
Hot and sunny conditions are expected to cause increasing ground-level ozone concentrations in Southwestern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe area. Moderate risk AQHI values are expected throughout today with the potential of short term high risk AQHI values in the afternoon.
A special air quality statement is in place due to the possibility of deteriorating air quality.
Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.
People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.
Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.
Special Weather StatementIssued at 15:41 Sunday 17 June 2018
The first heat event of the season is setting up for portions of Central and Eastern Ontario today and tonight.
A warm and humid airmass is expected to move into Southern Ontario with maximum temperatures near 31 degrees and lows around 20 degrees today and tonight.
A cold front is expected to bring precipitation and cooler air into Southern Ontario on Monday. Therefore, this will only be a one day heat event.
These conditions may pose a health risk when you are not used to the heat.
Everyone is at risk from heat, especially older adults; infants and young children; and people with chronic illnesses.
You are advised to 1) drink plenty of cool liquids before feeling thirsty; and 2) keep cool by dressing for the weather and spending a few hours each day in a cool place.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.