Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Extreme heat warning issued for Canada Day long weekend

Extreme heat warning issued for Canada Day long weekend

Heat warnings are in effect for Toronto and all of southern Ontario this long weekend.

A heat warning issued by the weather agency also says humidex values of 35 C degrees or more are expected throughout the entire province.

The adopted criteria includes a daytime temperature of 29 degrees Celsius or higher and nighttime temperature of 16 degrees or higher or a humidex of 36 degrees Celsius or higher.

We could also see a cold front Monday afternoon, which will bring a cooler and less humid air mass.

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High heat and humidity will return for Tuesday.

The overnight lows are expected to be in the low 20s but with the humidity sticking around, there won't be much relief from the heat.

Humidex values could exceed 40 Celsius in southern Quebec and could reach the mid-40s in southern Ontario.

Thursday's outlook is mixed skies and a high of 34 C. There's a 60 per cent chance of overnight showers and a low of 22 C. According to current figures, the heat may persist until the middle of next week, as a special metpredprijatija.

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This will be the most significant heat event in the past few years.

Never leave children, the elderly or pets unattended in a auto, even with the windows open.

Environment Canada says temperatures will remain high through the week warning people to stay cool. However, the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

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