Heat warning remains in effect as Toronto expected to feel like 43ºC today

Jul 19 2019, 7:28 pm

The hot and humid temperatures we experienced this week aren’t expected to go away anytime soon.

And because of this, a heat warning put in place by Environment Canada yesterday remains in effect for Toronto throughout today as “significant heat and humidity will arrive today.”

According to the weather agency, daytime temperatures in the low to mid-thirties with humidex values of 40ºC or higher are expected on Friday and again on Saturday.

As for nighttime, little relief is expected either tonight or Saturday as temperatures will only fall to the low to mid-twenties with humidex values remaining near 30ºC.

But, thankfully, a cooler and less humid air mass is forecast to arrive in the wake of a weak cold front Sunday, according to the weather agency.

While the high is forecast to be around 34°C on Friday, the humidex will make it feel more like 45°C, according to The Weather Network. Saturday will also be hot, with the humidex feeling more like 43°C.

The Weather Network

Environment Canada is also reminding the public that extreme heat affects everyone. However, the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

The weather agency is also reminding people to never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle, as temperatures in a vehicle can reach deadly temperatures even if a window is opened.

Temperatures are currently showing in the mid-20s next week, which is much cooler than what it’s been this week. Hold on, Toronto — relief is coming.

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