Weather Alerts Are Being Issued Across Ontario RN For Scorching Temps & Humidity
Time to turn on your air conditioning.
Heat warnings have been issued across parts of Southern Ontario today in anticipation of this weekend's scorching temperatures.
Environment Canada reports that daytime highs will reach a blistering 32 degrees by Saturday, creating the potential for "high risk" weather events in areas such as Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor.
"Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category," Environment Canada stated. "The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors."
"Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place," the warning adds.
The agency is also reminding residents in affected areas to reduce their heat risk by scheduling outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day and never leaving people or pets inside parked vehicles.