Heat warning continues as humidex reaches 41°C in Toronto

Jul 18 2020, 7:06 am

Things will be staying hot in the city, as the heat warning issued for Toronto remains in effect for Saturday.

According to Environment Canada, a hot and increasingly humid air mass will be impacting south-central Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area during the weekend. The humidex is predicted to push the mainly sunny weather from a high of 33ºC to feel like 41ºC during the day on Saturday.

At night, clear skies are predicted with a low of 25ºC.

Hot and humid air can deteriorate air quality and the agency encourages people to watch for the effects of heat illness, including swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and the worsening of some health conditions.

Heat warnings are issued by Environment Canada when temperatures reach high enough to cause an elevated risk of heat illnesses.

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Environment Canada

Environment Canada says the heat will continue into Sunday, with a high of 34ºC and a humidex of 42ºC. Increasing morning cloudiness is expected to turn into rain or thundershowers in the afternoon, with winds reaching up to 50 km/h.

The chance of precipitation drops in the evening, with a low of 22ºC.

Monday will be cloudy, though still hot with a high of 31ºC during the day and a low of 21ºC.

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