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Heat warning remains in effect for the GTA

NEWS STAFF | posted Monday, Jun 18th, 2018

A heat warning remains in effect for Toronto and the GTA with the humidity expecting it to feel like 40 C on Monday.

Environment Canada said hot and humid conditions will continue with temperatures expected to reach the low 30s to kick off the week. Plus, temperatures overnight only dropped to the low 20s, which offered little relief from the heat.

But the agency said that a cold front is expected to cross southern Ontario Monday night, bringing temperatures into the teens, seeing an end to the “heat event.”

On Sunday, the City of Toronto issued a heat warning that continues to remain in effect. It is advising residents to drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty, take shelter in air-conditioned places such as shopping malls and community centres and avoid leaving children or pets unattended in cars.

The city is reminding the public to take these precautions during high temperatures:

  • Drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty
  • Go to air-conditioned places such as shopping malls, local libraries and community centres
  • Take cool showers or baths or use cool wet towels to cool down
  • Wear loose, light-coloured, breathable clothing and, when outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed hat
  • Avoid the sun and stay in the shade or use an umbrella
  • Reschedule or plan outdoor activities so they take place during cooler parts of the day
  • Make sure that elderly people, children or pets are not left unattended in a car

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