Canada Day weekend brings hot, humid weather

Canada Day weekend brings hot, humid weather

In Toronto, it could feel as hot as 45 C on Saturday, once the humidex is factored in.

Environment Canada also warns to watch out for serious medical conditions such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and to seek medical help if anyone is suffering from any of the symptoms of a heat-related medical emergency. "You'd have to go to the Caribbean, or India or some tropical countries to see that kind of a situation", he added.

Parts of Quebec are also experiencing what Environment Canada calls "a significant heat event".

In Ottawa, organizers are watching the weather to decide if the annual Canada Day show will take place on Sunday, Canada Day, July 1st.

The health unit advises people to prepare for the heat by staying hydrated, staying cool, and to check air quality.

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.


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

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

"A warm and humid airmass will gradually settle over the Maritimes this weekend and persist into early next week", the statement reads.

The last chance for a hot weather reprieve could come on Friday when showers and temperatures close to 17 C are expected.

Humidex values are expected to reach the mid-to-high 30s, according to CTV Atlantic Chief Meteorologist Kalin Mitchell.

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