Both the City and Environment Canada making aware of the unusual heat hitting Southern Ontarians over the next 48 hours.
The City of Toronto has issued a heat alert, and Environment Canada a heat warning.
Mark Schuster from Environment Canada says we`ll be dealing with this for the next couple of days.
“There’s a really hot air mass moving into Southern Ontario and with increasing humidex values in the afternoon to be in the upper 30’s.” says Schuster.
“It will be very muggy and sticky, so the next 48 hours or so are going to be hot, humid and uncomfortable.”
The heat messages recommend the consumption of liquids and the reduction of time in direct sunlight.
The heat creates a health risk for older adults, infants and young children, those with chronic breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses.
Thirst is not necessarily an indicator of dehydration. It’s recommended to drink lots of water if outside for an extended period of time.
— Environment Canada (@environmentca) August 6, 2015