Environment Canada issues warning for Toronto as "extreme heat expected"

Jun 8 2020, 12:33 pm

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Toronto, as extreme heat expected for Tuesday through Wednesday.

According to the warning, a hot airmass approaching the area will bring daytime temperatures in the low thirties over the next couple of days.

“With increasing humidity on Wednesday, humidex values are expected to creep in the mid to high thirties. Lows between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius are also expected Tuesday night,” states Environment Canada.

“Temperatures will cool off Wednesday night as Tropical Depression Cristobal approaches Ontario.”

According to Environment Canada, Toronto’s expecting to see a high of 31°C on Tuesday, but with the humidex it will be 38°C.

Environment Canada

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.

The City of Toronto announced 14 Emergency Cooling Centres will open across Toronto during Heat Warnings.

All the centres will operate during Heat Warnings only, from 11 am to 7 pm, except Metro Hall, which will run 24 hours during Heat Warnings.

The 14 Emergency Cooling Centres are:
• Metro Hall, 55 John St.
• East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.
• North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
• Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
• Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
• Domenico Di Luca Community Recreation Centre, 25 Stanley Rd.
• Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd.
• Amesbury Sports Complex (Arena), 155 Culford Dr.
• Wallace Emerson Community Centre, 1260 Dufferin St.
• Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter St.
• Malvern Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
• Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre, 48 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
• Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd.
• Ourland Community Centre, 18 Ourland Ave.

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