City of Toronto Heat Alert
TORONTO – Toronto’s acting chief medical officer has issued a heat alert for the city as temperatures are expected to soar again for most of southern Ontario Monday.
The mercury will climb into the low 30s today and will continue to rise into the 33C to 37C range on Tuesday, Environment Canada said in a special weather statement.
Tuesday could be the hottest day of the year in some parts of southern Ontario, especially Toronto, with humidex values expected to be in the low 40s, the weather agency said.
Monday’s high could reach 33C at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Normal temperature for this time of year is a high of 27C and a low of 17C.
This is the city’s eighth heat alert this year. Previous heat alerts were issued on July 12th, July 3rd, June 30th, June 29th, June 28th, June 19th and May 28th.
A return to seasonal temperatures and less humid conditions are expected for Wednesday.
During a heat alert, the public is advised to limit outdoor physical activity, drink plenty of water, stay in air conditioned buildings and check on vulnerable friends or family members as much as possible.
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