Temperatures to plummet to -23 C overnight

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As the temperature dips again, Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health has issued another COLD WEATHER ALERT. Environment Canada that predicts the daily, low air temperature will drop to -23°C tonight.

The cold alert will remain in effect until Thursday when temperatures are expected to climb above the alert threshold. The main concern over the next few days is the nighttime temperatures which will be very cold right through to Thursday morning.

You should take precautions during a Cold Weather Alert by dressing in layers, shielding exposed areas from the wind such as head, neck and face, and limiting time spent outdoors.

Lambton Public Health advises local agencies that provide shelter and assistance to homeless people to prepare for an increase in demand during this Cold Weather Alert.

Overexposure to cold can be hazardous, even life-threatening. Hypothermia, which can strike in any season, occurs when the body temperature drops below the normal range between 36.1°C and 37.8°C (97°F-100°F). Symptoms may include pale skin, lethargy, confusion, excessive shivering and hallucinations.

If someone is suffering from hypothermia, seek immediate medical attention, move the person to a warm area, if possible; dress in warm clothing and offer them warm water, juice or milk.

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