Heat warnings in effect for Toronto, GTA this Canada Day weekend

Heat warnings in effect for Toronto, GTA this Canada Day weekend

Heat warnings in effect for Toronto, GTA this Canada Day weekend

The Canada Day weekend is going to be a scorcher here in our area.

The heat wave is supposed to start on Friday and the temperatures will go up along with the humidex levels in the Maritimes and southern Ontario, and Quebec.

A special weather statement says daytime highs are expected to reach into the low to mid 30s with humidex values into the mid 40s.

The temperatures will be "sultry" and "oppressive", he told CTV Barrie on Thursday.

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"This will likely be the most significant heat event of the season thus far", said meteorologist Jill Maetea, who is based in Fredericton, N.B.

The City of Brampton says all 27 of its community centres and all seven library branches are open to residents as heat relief locations.

Heatwave response: Families are being advised to take special care of the youngest and oldest members of the family during the next five straight days of heat and humidity Environment Canada is predicting.

"With all the planned outdoor activities of the long weekend, people should be aware of the predicted weather conditions and take the necessary precautions".

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Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, preferably water and limit or avoid caffeine and alcohol.

Should the hot weather continue, the City of Toronto could also issue an extended heat warning, which would trigger extended hours at public swimming pools.

It says "a very warm and humid airmass" will settle over eastern Quebec and the Maritime provinces this weekend, and will last into next week.

These hot temperatures could persist through next week.

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