Drink plenty of water as heat warning continues: Durham health department

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Keep your water bottle handy as a heat warning continues for Durham and the GTA.

Senior Public Health Inspector with the Durham Region Health Department Wendella Gobin says in heat like this, you tend to sweat as a cooling mechanism.

“It really uses up your body’s hydration, so you need to replenish that continuously,” explained Gobin. “Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, and water is always best.”

She also recommends wearing loose fitting clothing, a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and, if you’re able, try to plan your day so you’re inside during the hottest hours, which are usually between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Click here to learn more about how to stay safe during extreme heat or click here for info about how Durham’s cooling centres are keeping people safe during the pandemic.

Environment Canada says much of southern Ontario will see highs in the 30s over the next few days, but it will feel like its in the high 30s to low 40s. The heat wave is expected to continue until at least Sunday and the weather agency says it will likely extend beyond that.

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