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Heat warning continues for Toronto on first day of summer

CityNews | posted Monday, Jun 20th, 2016

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The first day of summer arrived in Toronto exactly as advertised: with a heat warning.

Toronto’s medical officer of health issued a heat warning for the city of Toronto on Sunday while Environment Canada has a similar alert in effect for almost all of Southern Ontario. A smog advisory has also been issued as deteriorating air quality is possible due to the hot and sunny conditions.

A hot and humid day is forecast with temperatures set to climb to 33 C on Monday, and it will feel close to 40. The new season officially arrives at 6:34 p.m., 680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor said.

With the heat, Toronto Public Health is asking everyone to be wary of the symptoms of heat related illness. People with illnesses, the elderly and infants and young children are at increased risk for heat related stress, which can include dizziness, nausea, fainting, headaches, rapid breathing and heartbeat.

People are asked to drink lots of water, go to an air conditioned place such as a mall or community centre, wear loose, light, breathable clothing and void long term exposure to the sun

Also, never leave a person or a pet inside a parked car for an extended period in direct sunlight.

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