Environment Canada issues heat warning for Toronto

Jul 5 2021, 1:02 pm

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the City of Toronto for a second day as “hot and humid conditions” expected through Tuesday.

The initial warning was issued on Sunday and remains in effect.

According to Environment Canada, temperatures are expected to range between 31°C to 34°C until Tuesday. But due to the humidity, it could feel much closer to 40°C.

Heading into the overnight hours, the city could get a “little relief” from the heat as temperatures are forecast to fall to a low of 21°C to 25°C.

Environment Canada states that humid weather may bring deteriorating air quality and cause the Air Quality Health Index to reach the high-risk category.

Extreme heat affects everyone, however, young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, and people working or exercising outdoors face a greater risk.

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The Weather Network

Come Tuesday, a cold front is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms in the evening, kicking the heat and humidity to the curb.

According to The Weather Network, the passing cold front will also bring cooler temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday with daytime highs in the low 20s.

“The main threat with the storms early this week will be torrential downpours, as a moisture-laden airmass and generally weak steering winds create the conditions for slow-moving storm cells,” said Michael Carter, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

“Hail, gusty winds, and lightning will also be possible.”

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