Heat warning for Guelph August 6-8

Guelph, Ont., August 5, 2022 – Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Guelph. Hot and humid conditions are expected starting tomorrow, August 6, until Monday, August 8.

Cooling centres in Guelph

  • Emergency Shelter, 23 Gordon Street 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Royal City Mission, 50 Quebec Street, noon-7:30 p.m.
  • Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Guelph Public Library (except West End Community Centre), 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

During times of high heat and humidity, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health reminds residents of the following:

  • Staying hydrated is critical – drink plenty of cold water or juice ahead of feeling thirsty
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Close awnings, curtains, and blinds during the day to keep the sun out
  • Schedule outdoor activities for the early morning or evening hours
  • Cool off with a shower or bath
  • If possible, use air-conditioning to cool off
  • Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight
  • Call family, friends, and neighbours to check that they are cool and hydrated

For more tips on staying cool and safe, visit: canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/sun-safety/extreme-heat-heat-waves.html

Be prepared by knowing the signs of heat illness and how to respond.

For more information on heat and your health, visit Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at wdgpublichealth.ca or call toll-free at 1-800-265-7293 extension 4753. For information on pet safety during a heat warning, please contact the Guelph Humane Society at 519-824-3091.

For more information

Brendan MacMullin, Community Emergency Management Coordinator
Corporate and Community Safety, Operations
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3885
[email protected]