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Toronto under heat warning again on Thursday

CityNews | posted Thursday, Sep 8th, 2016

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The day after Toronto was on track to beat a record-high temperature, the city remains under a heat warning.

However, it likely won’t be as hot as Wednesday, due to a late-day cold front and some accompanying showers and thunderstorms, Environment Canada said. The humidity will likely remain high until the cold front passes.

A return to more season temperatures, with less humidity, is expected Friday.

There’s a high of 30 C in the forecast for Thursday, 680 NEWS meteorogilst Jill Taylor said, with the humidex near 40.

If the city does hit 30 C, it will be the 39th time this year.

Wednesday was the 38th day. The record is 43 days in 1959.

The record high for any Sept. 7 is 33.9 C, set in 1960. Environment Canada has not yet confirmed if Toronto beat that record on Wednesday.

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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