​​​Heat warning and extended heat warning are issued by the Region of Peel Medical Officer of Health upon receiving notification from Environment Canada that heat thresholds have been met.

Heat warnings are issued when daytime temperatures are expected to be at least 31°C and overnight temperatures are 20°C or above and humidex is at least 40 over two days.

Extended heat warnings are issued when daytime temperatures are expected to be at least 31°C and overnight temperatures are 20°C or above and humidex is at least 40 over three + days.

These high temperatures and humidity put people at greater risk of heat-related illnesses, such as dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Poor air quality can also occur when it is very hot. When planning activities outdoors, learn what you can do to protect your health by checking the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) from the Weather Network.

​Heat Relief Locations

Brampton has 7 library branches and 27 community centres throughout the city. Residents are encouraged to come by and cool off at any one of these air-conditioned facilities for relief from the heat.

Spray Pads

Across the city, spray pads will be operating regular hours from 10 AM – 8 PM.

Please click here for a list of Brampton spray pad locations.

Restrict Outdoor Activity

Residents are urged to restrict outdoor activity. If you are going to be outside be sure to apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), 20-30 minutes before going outside to ensure absorption. Remember, sunscreen will protect against the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays but not from the heat.

When outdoors, try to stay in the shade and avoid the sun whenever possible. Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. ​​​​​​Learn more online on how to protect yourself from the heat.

Individuals at Risk

Seniors, infants, young children and those with chronic illnesses or limited physical mobility are most at risk. Residents are encouraged to check in on friends and family who are vulnerable. In-person visits can help identify signs of heat illness that could be missed over the phone.

In hot temperatures, never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles. When the outside air temperature is 23°C, the temperatures inside a car can be more than 50°C.

Be Safe in the Water

Residents are also reminded to play it safe near water.

  • Always keep young children within arms' reach when in or around the water.
  • Limit swim time under direct sun, as you are more prone to burn.
  • Put a life jacket on young children when in the pool area or at the beach.
  • Choose lifeguard-supervised beaches and pools for swimming.

Keeping Pets Safe

  • In hot weather, never leave a pet unattended in a vehicle, on balconies or in unsheltered backyards.
  • Keep pets hydrated by ensuring they always have access to fresh water.
  • To prevent sunburn, control your pet’s exposure to the sun. Pets with short hair and pink/white skin are more at risk from sunburn.
  • Overeating during hot weather can lead to overheating, so control your pet’s food intake.
  • Signs of pet heat stroke: rapid panting, lots of drooling, hot skin, twitching muscles, and vomiting. If your pet is showing these signs, get them to a veterinarian as soon as possible.

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Contact Brampton Emergency Management Office

Corporation of the City of Brampton
2 Wellington Street West
Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2