Toronto Issues Heat Warning As 36 C Real Feel Heat & Humidity Hit This Week
May has definitely seen the best and worst of Mother Nature. But it's finally feeling like summer in the 6ix and that's set to continue as a Toronto heat warning has been issued. Just in time to welcome in the month of June, temperatures with a real feel in the mid-30s are expected to smack Toronto until Wednesday.
Although the city has already been warned about the summer heat coming our way for the week, the weather has now prompted an official heat warning.
According to The Weather Network, temperatures are expected to reach into close to 30 on Monday afternoon, May 25, and stay at a similar level through until Wednesday.
As for the humidity, those humidex values are expected to range from the mid to high 30s, too.
You might love the sound of that, especially hearing that it's finally going to be really hot in Toronto, but the humidity does bring some dangers.
"Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion," shares TWN.
Environment Canada clarifies that the heat warning includes not just Toronto but everywhere from Windsor to Durham Region.
Heat Warning is in effect for parts of southern Ontario for today through Wednesday. Be aware of warning signs of h… https://t.co/dmrTCK5s5V— ECCC Weather Ontario (@ECCC Weather Ontario) 1590418044.0
Environment Canada notes that temperatures may feel cooler near the lakefront.
However, it stresses that if people decide to head outdoors, they should take precautions to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water even before they feel thirsty and trying to stay in a cool place.
Toronto has already taken advantage of the summer-like weather this past weekend, especially those who huddled up at Trinity Bellwoods this past weekend.
That brought its own problems, and while we hate to say it after the past couple of months, with this level of heat in the first half of this week, you might just want to stay indoors.
And with all this humidity, there's a greater risk of thunderstorms raining on your parade.
It looks like Friday might break the heat streak, though.
A day of thunderstorms is set to bring the real-feel temperature down 10 C from 35 C to 24 C in the space of 24 hours.
So enjoy the baking heat while you can! Just stay safe while doing it.