Yesterday, Environment Canada issued a heat warning for the City of Toronto.
And they’re certainly not calling it off anytime soon. According to their most recent information, today’s forecast includes:
A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 34 except 25 near Lake Ontario. Humidex 41. UV index 9 or very high.
Yes, that says 41°C with the humidex.
A 30% chance of thunderstorms later this evening could cool things down but don’t count on it too much. Make sure you drink plenty of water today and stay in the shade as much as possible whenever you’re outside.
It’s going to be a scorcher.
First heat event of the season continues today.
Temperatures today will reach the low thirties with humidex values near forty. Overnight lows are expected to be near 20 degrees, providing little relief from the heat during this timeframe. Temperatures are expected fall below heat warning criteria by Tuesday as a trough moves into Southern Ontario.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
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.