It is going to be a sweltering few days in the city.
Environment Canada is calling for highs of 31°, 32° and 30° from Tuesday to Thursday, with the humidity making it feel even warmer.
Based on that information, the city’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a heat warning, piggybacking the warning issued by the weather agency Monday.
Dr. David McKeown says it’s important to keep cool and hydrated, with isolated adults and seniors most at risk of suffering from heat-related illness.
Also at risk are those with chronic illnesses, those will limited mobility, infant and young children and the homeless.
You can try to beat the heat by:
-Drinking lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty
-Go to air-conditioned places, including shopping malls, local libraries or community centres
-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
The heat warning will be in effect until further notice.