Toronto remains under a heat warning, as does most of Southern Ontario.
Daytime highs will hover around 30°-34 over the next several days, which doesn’t take humidity into account, and not much relief is expected during the overnight hours.
And it doesn’t appear we’re in for much precipitation to clear the air, either, so the “drought” will continue. The forecast calls for a showers Thursday, 40% chance of rain Friday morning and Sunday evening.
On Thursday, the high is expected to reach 33°, but it will feel closer to 38° with the humidity. Very hot, yes, but it falls short of the record high temperature for July 21.
Back in 2011, the mercury reached 37.9°.
Toronto’s Acting Medical Officer of Health is piggy-backing Environment Canada. Dr. Barbara Yaffe has also issued a heat warning for the city, which will remain in place until further notice.
When it gets this hot, health experts say you should avoid doing anything strenuous outdoors and avoid the sun. If you do have to be outside, drink plenty of fluids, even if you’re not thirsty, and keep cool. Wear loose, light colored, breathable clothing and wear a wide brimmed hat.
And Toronto Hydro is reminding its customers to help ease the strain on the system by turning off the air conditioning while no one is home, or turn it up a few degrees, use ceiling fans, close the blinds , and put off doing dishes and laundry until after 7:00 p.m.
Police have also issued their own reminder: do not leave children or pets in a locked car for any length of time. The results of doing so could be very serious.