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Southern Ontario Is Under Heat Warnings Ahead Of Near-40C Heat This Week

Expect more blistering heat around the province!

This week is going to be a scorcher! If you're loving the summer-like heat, get ready to feel the burn because most of the southern area of the province is going to feel like almost 40C for parts of this week. With those temperatures come widespread Ontario heat warnings.

According to The Weather Network, southern Ontario can expect major heat and humidity for June 9 and 10. Many cities will be in the mid or higher 30s, almost reaching 40C.

As a result, about half of the region is under a heat warning at the time of writing.

Those warnings span from the York-Durham region all the way southwest to the Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent area, according to Environment Canada.

"The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors," it continues. 

As Hurricane Cristobal eases its way from the south and through the U.S, the humidity that comes with it will make it feel so much hotter in the province.

"The remnants of Cristobal will push into Ontario late Tuesday into Wednesday. In a matter of two weeks, this will be the second round of remnants from a tropical storm that will track into the province - Bertha was the previous," reads TWN.

On Tuesday, Toronto is expected to feel like 33C, Hamilton at 35C, and Barrie at 34C.

Over on the U.S. border at Windsor, that's expected to reach at least 36C.

But when Wednesday strolls along, it'll feel even hotter.

Toronto is expected to feel like 36C but for Windsor, London, Hamilton, Barrie, and even Cornwall, it'll feel like 38C with the humidity.

Some of these areas may exceed 40C with the humidex.

But it won't last long.

"Temperatures will cool off Wednesday night as Tropical Depression Cristobal approaches Ontario," states Environment Canada. 

You won't even be able to enjoy outdoor activities like pools and splash pads to cool off, since they're not opening until Friday. Even then, it doesn't include the GTA or other densely-populated areas.

Meanwhile, the City of Toronto will be opening their Emergency Cooling Centres starting June 9 at 11 a.m. in light of the heat warnings.

Make sure to stay refreshed and hydrated!

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