Heat warning in effect for region through long weekend

08 August, 2018, 14:42 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • The federal weather agency said Toronto and much of southern Ontario could feel like 40 C with the humidex

Hot, steamy weather has prompted Canada's national weather forecaster to issue heat warnings for the Maritimes as well parts of both Ontario and Quebec.

"Overnight minimum temperatures will only fall to near 20 degrees, providing little relief from the heat", the agency said.

This follows a heat warning issued by Peterborough Public Health for the City and County of Peterborough last Friday (August 3).

The city of Montreal has announced that some of its outdoor aquatic facilities, including splash parks, will have extended opening hours.

Environment Canada says humidex values reaching 40 degrees Celsius are expected.

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Toronto's heat warning was in effect Monday due to forecasts calling for a humidex of at least 40, and expected to end later in the day as a cold front moved through the area.

Hasell also reminded people never to leave children or pets inside vehicles.



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