Heat warnings in effect

Gwen Vasquez
July 4, 2018

A cold front is forecast to pass through southern Ontario this afternoon ushering in a slightly cooler and less humid air mass.

There is still a heat warning in effect with the temperature at 31 C but feeling more like 41C with the humidity - but with Westernerly gust of 48 km/h according to Environment Canada.

Daytime high temperatures in the low 30s are forecast, with humidex values in the mid to high 30s. "You can maybe turn off your air conditioner and enjoy a few days before the heat builds back up next week". He said that while the mercury will remain "elevated", overnight lows in the mid-teens will provide relief to many.

Humidex values reaching 43 are expected.

Environment Canada warns that extreme heat affects everyone. Daytime highs in the low thirties are expected to persist through most of next week.

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Overnight temperatures have hovered around the mid-20s during this heat wave but Phillips said that will change this weekend.

Currently, the Ministry of environmental protection of Canada predicts that the temperature rises to the maximum of 36 C - Saturday, 30 June and Sunday 1 July, beating the temperature record of the past 55 years.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. However, the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

"An extreme heat event for the Canada Day long weekend", says a notice for the City of Toronto.

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