Wednesday is shaping up to be the hottest day of the year so far with potentially record breaking temperatures expected.
A heat warning issued by Environment Canada on Monday remains in place with a high of 33 C forecast for Wednesday, however it will feel more 41 C when humidex values are considered.
The forecast also calls for possible showers or even a thunderstorm in the evening, while the hours of darkness will offer little relief from the stifling conditions with a low of 22 C.
Two records could be broken, it could be the warmest day so far this year, beating the temperature of 34.6 C recorded on June 20th.
It could also potentially be the hottest July 13th on record, the current record stands at 34.9 C, set in 2005.
The heat is expected to stick around until Friday, when a more comfortable value of 26 C will be felt.
The sweltering conditions are also affecting travel times with GO transit planning to issue a ‘slow order’ for its commuter trains.
This is expected to add five to 10 minutes to the average train ride, however officials are warning that it could add as much as 15 minutes to some trips.
Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins say the order will likely be in effect between noon and 8.p.m. when temperatures are at their highest.
She cites safety concerns as the reason behind the order.