Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Saturday night as a warm and humid airmass has settled into southern Ontario.
It’s the first heat alert of the season, however heat warning criteria is not expected to be reached in most places.
Maximum temperatures will range from 29 to 32 in the afternoon with lows ranging from 18 to 21 degrees Celcius.
Mark Schuster, a severe weather Meteorologist at Environment Canada, says it looks like Saturday was the hottest day.
“Today will be a little bit warmer than what it was yesterday and with the increasing humidity levels, it will feel like the mid 30’s or so.”
These conditions can pose a health risk for those not used to the heat. Older adults, infants and young children, and people with chronic illnesses can be affected.
Schuster advises individuals to drink plenty of cool liquids before feeling thirsty, and keep cool by dressing for the weather, spending a few hours each day in a cool place.
Maximum temperatures Sunday and Monday are forecast to be in the high twenties with overnight lows in the mid to high teens.
With Files from Don Mitchel