Hang onto your hat for a hot holiday weekend

Pablo Tucker
July 4, 2018

The Ministry of environmental protection of Canada stated that in this regard, the temperature of the air in the world will rise to 30 - 35 starting Friday, June 29.

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

"After a slightly cooler morning, daytime highs in the low thirties will continue today through Thursday", Environment Canada predicts in an updated heat warning Tuesday. Overnight lows are forecast to be in the low twenties. Phillips says that while the daytime high is expected to top out at 26 C and 25 C on Friday and Saturday, the mercury will shoot back up to the low to mid 30s in time for next week.

Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, says the former criteria included higher temperatures like when the humidex was 40 degrees Celsius of higher.

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.

It says "a very warm and humid airmass" will settle over eastern Quebec and the Maritime provinces this weekend, and will last into next week.

The hot temperatures and high humidity are expected to persist through at least Thursday.

The weather agency says it will be the most significant heat event in the past few years.

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

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

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