Sizzling temperatures are on tap again in Toronto, and although many are fans of the heat, a reminder you do have to adjust your behavior.
Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown, has issued an extreme heat warning which will remain in effect until further notice.
The temperature in Toronto is expected to hit 34° Monday, a full 9°-10° higher than the normal temperatures for this time of year.
And with the humidex, it’s expected to feel closer to 40° or more.
When a heat warning is issued, it’s best to put off doing anything strenuous outdoors, and keep yourself cool and hydrated.
Some other tips to beat the heat:
-Drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty.
-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 during the cooler parts of the day.
-Never leave seniors, children or pets unattended in a car.
For those without air conditioning or any other way to cool off, the following cooling centers are available:
-Metro Hall – 55 John St. (centre opens at 11 a.m. on day the warning is issued and remains open 24 hours a day for the duration of the Extended Heat Warning.)
-East York Civic Centre – 850 Coxwell Ave. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
-North York Civic Centre – 5100 Yonge St. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
-Driftwood Community Centre – 4401 Jane St. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
-Etobicoke Civic Centre – 399 The West Mall (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
-McGregor Community Centre – 2231 Lawrence Ave. E. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
-Centennial Park Community Centre – 1967 Ellesmere Rd. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
For more on heat warnings, click here.
With showers and possible thunderstorms in the forecast Monday, it’s expected that will cool things down, with temperatures in the normal range for the rest of the week.