A heat warning is in effect for the city of Toronto today — again.
In case you hadn’t noticed, it is hot outside.
According to the latest Environment Canada update, temperatures on Wednesday will reach 31 or 32°C, across the region in a hot and humid tropical air mass. Humidex values will reach the upper thirties to near 40 this afternoon.
“Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category,” the warning says.
“A cold front accompanied by showers and thunderstorms will move through Southern Ontario tonight, bringing this heat event to an end.”
By Thursday, temperatures will drop about 10°C to 21°C, and this weekend will see mild weather along with plenty of sunshine.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose elevated health risks, such as heat stroke.
The City of Toronto announced the following 14 Emergency Cooling Centres will open across Toronto during Heat Warnings:
- Metro Hall, 55 John St.
- East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Avenue
- North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
- Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
- Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
- Domenico Di Luca Community Recreation Centre, 25 Stanley Road
- Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Road
- Amesbury Sports Complex (Arena), 155 Culford Drive
- Wallace Emerson Community Centre, 1260 Dufferin Street
- Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter Street
- Malvern Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Road
- Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre, 48 Thorncliffe Park Drive
- Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Road
- Ourland Community Centre, 18 Ourland Avenue