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Heat warning issued for Toronto


TORONTO, ON., August 9, 2020 — You may want your AC on over the next couple of days (if you are lucky enough to have it) as Environment Canada has issued yet another Heat Warning for Toronto this summer. The warning is in effect from today through Monday and possibly into Tuesday as temperatures are expected to reach as high as 33 degrees Celsius or 41 with the Humidex.

On Sunday, Maximum temperatures will be 30 to 32 degrees Celsius (Humidex 38 to 40) while on Monday residents can expect to swelter as the thermometer will rise between 31 and 33 degrees Celsius (Humidex 39 to 41).

Sleeping at night will not be too bad as minimum overnight temperatures will range from 20 to 23 degrees Celsius.

The city has seen as many as seven heat warnings since late May with the most recent one being on the weekend of July 17.

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category. Extreme heat affects everyone. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

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

lead photo by Scott Rushton

Read more at TOTimes.ca

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