Environment Canada issues heat warning for Toronto as it's expected to feel near 40°C

Aug 24 2020, 8:08 am

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning on Monday for the City of Toronto, and temperatures are expected to feel almost 40°C.

As of 4:48 am, a heat warning is now in effect for the city all-day today as a warm air mass makes its way through the GTA.

For Toronto and parts of the Golden Horseshoe, temperatures are expected to remain in the high 20s throughout the day, with a maximum daytime temperature of 31°C, according to the government website.

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Environment Canada

With the humidex, temperatures are expected to feel near 38°C to 39°C through Monday.

“Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and cause the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category,” said Environment Canada.

Onto Tuesday, temperatures might be slightly cooler due to a cold front making its way.

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The Weather Network

According to The Weather Network, there is also a risk of thunderstorms on Monday and into Tuesday morning as humidity increases overnight before clearing up Tuesday afternoon.

Environment Canada reminds people that the risks are high for children, pregnant women, the elderly, those with chronic illnesses, and people working or exercising outdoors.

Make sure you drink enough water today and try to remain in a cool place.

“Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions,” said Environment Canada.

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