Heat warning still in effect but the end is in sight

Heat warning still in effect but the end is in sight

The area, along with much of southern Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada, is experiencing what Environment Canada has called the "most significant heat event in the past few years".

Toronto's medial officer of health has also issued a heat warning for the city.

"A cold front will usher in a slightly cooler air mass for (Monday)".

It's going to be a scorcher this Canada Day long weekend.

The adopted criteria includes a daytime temperature of 29 degrees Celsius or higher and nighttime temperature of 16 degrees or higher or a humidex of 36 degrees Celsius or higher.

High heat and humidity will return for Tuesday. Warning: "Sleeping will be tough as overnight lows refuse to drop below the 20s", tweeted The Weather Network today.

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

"We have seen about 28 hours where the humidex value has been above 40, and that is very oppressive and sultry, nearly jungle-like humidity", he said. "The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors", Environment Canada states.

In an updated weather statement issued Monday morning, Environment Canada said that a cold front forecasted to pass through the province should bring relief to the heat wave, lowering overnight temperatures into the high teens for the next two days.

Never leave children, the elderly or pets unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows open.

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