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RSS FeedsHumidex expected to reach mid-40s as heatwave suffocates southern Ontario
(The Star Food)


21 july 2019 01:55:06

Humidex expected to reach mid-40s as heatwave suffocates southern Ontario
(The Star Food)

A heat warning is in effect for Toronto as Environment Canada warns of sweltering temperatures on Saturday.Environment Canada expects temperatures in Toronto and the GTA to hit a high of 34 C on Saturday, but with the humidex it’s expected to feel closer to 44 C.The weather is predicted to remain mostly cloudy with a humidity of 81 per cent throughout the day. Meanwhile, the humidex will remain in the 40s until roughly 9 pm, but the nighttime will offer little relief, with the humidex expected to remain in the 30s until early Sunday morning. The sweltering temperatures are part of an ongoing heatwave affecting cities across the east coast and midwest, including New York City, Washington D.C. and Boston, affecting about 200 million people.Toronto Public Health is advising Torontonians to take precautions, stay hydrated and consider rescheduling outdoor activities to avoid heat-induced illness. Earlier in July, Toronto Public Health announced it would no longer be operating cooling stations in the city. Instead, they’re directing residents to a “relief network” of 270 cool spaces, including libraries, community centres and malls.The City of Toronto temporarily closed most public beaches as a result of potential E. coli risks. The only beaches open Saturday are Gibraltar Point, Centre Island, Woodbine Beach Park and Kew-Balmy. Read more:Life and death under the heat domeThe weather is expected to get cooler in the coming days.According to Environment Canada, Sunday will see a high of 26 C and humidex of 31. Temperatures are expected to remain in the high 20s between Sunday and Friday. Jacob Lorinc is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star`s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @jacoblorinc
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