Heat warning issued for Toronto ahead of sweltering weekend

Jun 4 2021, 1:15 pm

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the City of Toronto ahead of sweltering weekend weather.

The alert was issued on Friday afternoon, and is in effect for Saturday through to Sunday. Daytime highs of 31°C and 32°C are expected this weekend, with nighttime lows near 20°C.

Hot and humid air may also contribute to deteriorating air quality, the alert notes, pushing the Air Quality Health Index to the high-risk category.

Residents are advised to check on older family, friends, and neighbours, and reduce their own risk by scheduling outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.

Neither people nor pets should be left in hot vehicles, Environment Canada warns.

Toronto is in for several days of intense heat, with temperatures expected to remain above 30°C until Wednesday.

If Wednesday is also above 30°C, it will break a 72-year-old weather record for the city.

Environment Canada

Stay cool – and safe – this weekend, Toronto.

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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