Environment Canada is issuing a heat warning for Toronto, as well as Peel, Halton, Durham, and York regions.
Hamilton and Niagara are also under the warning as well.
This is slated to be the hottest week of the year across Toronto and the GTA with temperatures as high as the mid 30’s.
The humidex is also expected to be in the 40’s for the majority of the week and according to Environment Canada we won’t get any relief until the temp dips down to the high 20’s by weeks end.
Meteorologist Steve Knott recommends that we drink lots of water and juices to keep ourselves hydrated and dress accordingly with shorts, t-shirts and tang-tops in order to keep ourselves cool while outside in the heat.
Environment Canada says to watch for the following symptoms of heat illness:
Watch for symptoms of heat illness, which include
– dizziness or fainting, nausea or vomiting
– rapid breathing and heartbeat
– extreme thirst and
– decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine.
They say if you experience any of these symptoms, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids, water being best.
Police are also reminding people to never leave children or pets inside a parked vehicle.