For the 5th day in a row, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the City of Toronto.
And it’s been quite a heatwave so far.
Saturday broke a 58-year-old heat record with its scorching temperatures. Sunday easily became the hottest September 24 in Toronto’s history. And yesterday topped out at 31.3°C, good for one of the 5 hottest days of 2017 so far.
Today’s forecast in Toronto is calling for a high of 31°C that will feel more like 39°C with the humidex.
Temperatures are expected to return to seasonal levels by the end of the week, but it’s important to stay cool out there today.
Hot and humid conditions will continue today.
Mostly sunny skies will allow daytime temperatures to reach the low thirties, with humidex values approaching forty again today.
A cold front is expected to move across Southern Ontario through the day Wednesday bringing cooler temperatures by Thursday.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.
Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.