Toronto is under a heat warning on the first weekend in July.
Environment Canada issued the warning around 10:30 am, saying a base temperature of 30C could feel as hot as the low forties with the humidex.
Nighttime won’t bring much relief either, with lows still forecast in the 20C range.
These high temperatures “are expected for the foreseeable future,” Environment Canada said.
The City of Toronto reminded residents that drinking in parks is not a good way to deal with the heat. Not only could it dehydrate the drinker, it could also land them a $300 fine.
Leave the beer, wine and spirits at home if you’re planning a trip to a beach or park this weekend. You can receive a $300 ticket for consuming alcohol in public spaces. Learn more: https://t.co/mC9qhhnl1n pic.twitter.com/ZYFvQQFJ0X
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) July 4, 2020
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The hot and humid air could also worsen air quality in the city as the weekend progresses.
The weather agency reminded people to look out for symptoms of heat-related illness, including swelling, rash, cramps, and fainting.