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Environment Canada issues Heat Warning for Toronto and southern Ontario


TORONTO, June 22, 2022 – At 9:56 am today Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued a two-day heat warning for southern and southwestern Ontario, with temperatures expected to reach the mid-thirties (degrees Celsius) today and over the next couple of days.

ECCC posted a Special Weather Statement saying, a two day heat event is expected today through Wednesday.

Maximum temperatures will reach the low to possibly mid thirties (degrees Celsius) during the day with minimum temperatures tonight and Wednesday night in the low twenties (degrees Celsius) will provide little relief from the heat.

Heat warning issued by Environment Canada for Ontario regions pictured in red.

ECCC says that Cooler air is expected to arrive by Thursday and warns that “hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high risk category.”

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

When it’s hot eat cool, light meals.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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