There's a heat warning in effect for Toronto right now

Jun 18 2017, 12:40 am

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the City of Toronto.

As of 1 pm, it’s 26.8°C at Pearson airport with a 35°C humidex value. Humidex values reaching 40°C are expected later this afternoon. That’s definitely pool weather if you ask us.

Yesterday and today’s heat combine to meet the criteria necessary for a heat warning. Meanwhile, humidex values as high as 37°C are expected tomorrow as well, though there’s also a high chance of thunderstorms.

Make sure you’re getting enough water today, Toronto. It’s a hot one out there.

Environment Canada Heat Warning

Humidex values reaching 40 are expected.

Temperatures reached 31 degrees Friday and only dropped to near 20 degrees early this morning. This is expected to repeat today and tonight. This two-day event will meet the heat warning criteria.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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