"Heat dome" creates stifling temperatures in Toronto as humidex reaches 40°C this weekend

Jul 24 2020, 3:11 pm

Get out the SPF and sun hat.

Because you’re going to feel the heat in Toronto this weekend, as the humidity continues to climb, thanks to effects from a heat dome that is situated in the central US.

“A heat dome is a ridge go high pressure stationed in the upper atmosphere, acting as a vault to trap heat in,” according to the Weather Network.

From Friday to Sunday expect temperatures to rise to 35°C, with mostly sun and a bit of cloud.

On Friday, the day is mostly sunny, with some cloud from 12 pm to 7 pm with temperatures starting at 22°C and reaching 27°, said the Weather Network.

The drier conditions are due to the heat dome, which creates high pressure that has pushed into southern Ontario, allowing for no chance of storms.

With the humidex, by 5 pm it’s going to feel more like 34°C.

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On Saturday, it will feel like 30°C, but with the humidex temperatures are going to rise to 36°C by 2 pm causing “uncomfortable conditions.”

Then, the heat continues into Sunday, as the day begins with a mix of sun and cloud and remains that way for the rest of the day. However, with the humidity it will feel like 40°C — so if you’re outside best to stay in the shade and keep hydrated.

While Sunday evening remains clear, rain is expected on Monday with a high of 31°C but feeling like 42°C.

And the rainy weather appears to go into Tuesday as well.

“Beyond the weekend, the next chance of a storm risk in southern Ontario will come courtesy of a cold front filtering in Monday morning. The heat will also continue, with temperatures not expected to cool off until mid-week,” the Network says.

Stay hydrated out there.

DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

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