Toronto's first heat warning of the season remains in effect today

May 26 2020, 5:50 am

Toronto remains under a heat warning on Tuesday.

According to Environment Canada, Toronto can expect hot and humid conditions this afternoon, with high temperatures expected to reach the low thirties with peak humidex values near 35° C.

This is the first heat event of the season, and will continue through the week.

“Temperatures will soar again to near the thirty-degree mark today and Wednesday. Indications suggest above normal temperatures near thirty again on Thursday,” states the warning.

“Humidex values in the mid to upper thirties will prevail each afternoon. Some relief is expected near the shorelines of the Great Lakes.”

Environment Canada says that a cold front will deliver considerably cooler and less humid air to Southern Ontario on Friday.

Environment Canada

Due to the heat warning, the City of Toronto has opened six accessible cooling centres for the public.

Starting at 11 am, six locations will offer a publicly accessible, air-conditioned place to rest indoors and receive a cool drink.

  • Emergency Cooling Centres will operate at the following community centres from 11 am to 7 pm:
  • Wallace Emerson Community Centre, 1260 Dufferin Street
  • Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter Street
  • Malvern Community Centre Arena, 30 Sewells Road
  • Scarborough Village Community Centre Arena, 3600 Kingston Road
  • Amesbury Arena, 155 Culford Drive
  • Domenico DiLuca Community Centre, 25 Stanley Road

Stay safe and distanced, Toronto.

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