A heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the City of Toronto in advance of the weekend.
Saturday and Sunday are shaping up to be the hottest days of the year so far with the mercury set to rise above 30 degrees Celsius on both days.
It will feel a lot warmer though with the humidex set to make it feel more like 40 degrees in the afternoon hours.
Geoff Coulson from Environment Canada says people should take steps to protect themselves during the hot weather, he is advising people to take it easy this weekend and to stay out of the direct sunlight especially between the hours of 11am and 4pm.
He is also urging people to ensure that they stay hydrated.
The temperatures are expected to drop off a little come Monday, with values in the high 20’s expected.
On Saturday, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health issued a Heat Alert. The city recomending family, friends and neighbours, to check on others especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness.
They also want you to be aware that you can cool down by visiting an air conditioned public place, including shopping malls or one of many local libraries or community centres located in each neighbourhood.
Cooling centers have been set across the city.