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Toronto’s tropical temperature will feel like 42

CityNews | posted Wednesday, Sep 7th, 2016

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As parents and students are getting back into the swing of things with school and work, it isn’t going to get any easier with a heat warning still in effect for the Toronto and the GTA.

The city is looking at a tropical-like forecast on Wednesday, with hot and humid temperatures coupled with a gusty southwest wind. Scattered showers or thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Wednesday’s forecasted high is 33 C, with a humidex near 42. The record high for Sept. 7 is 33.9 C, set in 1960.

Wednesday could also be the 38th time this year Toronto has hit 30 C or above. The record is 43 days in 1959.

The best chance for rain is between 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. but it’s rather hit and miss, 680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor said. .

Wednesday night the temperature will drop to about 23 C, with clouds and scattered showers or thunderstorms.

Relief is in store on Friday with temperatures dropping and less humidity.

Both Toronto’s acting medical officer of health and Environment Canada issued a heat warning for Toronto earlier this week. Click here for a list of cooling centres.

People are reminded to drink plenty of liquids to avoid dehydration and to check in on friends or family members who may be especially vulnerable to the heat.

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