Heat warning issued for first official weekend of summer in Toronto

Jun 19 2020, 12:57 pm

It’s going to be a scorcher in the city this weekend, which is fitting considering Saturday is the first official day of summer.

That’s right, June 20 marks the first day of the warmest season in Toronto.

And Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the weekend.

The warning states that “hot and humid air can bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category.”

Expect temperatures to reach a high of 28ºC on Friday, which will feel like 31ºC with the humidex.

Things will really heat up on Saturday as summer kicks in with a high of 29ºC, but will feel more like 34ºC.

And the warmth will continue through the weekend.

On Sunday, expect a risk of a thunderstorm and a high of 30ºC, feeling more like a very hot 36ºC.

Environment Canada says the humidex can reach 39ºC.

The Weather Network

The first work week of summer will continue to feel like 36ºC and 34ºC  on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, before cooling down a few degrees by Wednesday.

According to The Weather Network’s summer forecast, Ontario can expect a very warm and humid season, as July and August will feature extended periods of hot, sunny and dry weather.

“However, oppressive heat will not dominate the entire summer. Periods of cooler weather will break up the heat at times, and thunderstorms will help to deliver much-needed rain, which could be locally excessive,” they forecast.

Be sure to stay hydrated this weekend, and keep that physical distance while you are enjoying the summer.