Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Hot, humid weather prompts heat warnings across Canada

Hot, humid weather prompts heat warnings across Canada

According to Natalie Hasell, warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada, all of southern and much of central Saskatchewan is under a heat advisory, including Regina and Saskatoon.

Overnight minimum temperatures will only fall to near 20°C, providing little relief from the heat.

Toronto's heat warning was in effect Monday due to forecasts calling for a humidex of at least 40, and expected to end later in the day as a cold front moved through the area.

A heat event continues through Monday.

Environment Canada and Halton Region remind residents to never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

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Daytime highs near 30 degrees are expected Sunday and Monday, with humidex values nearing 40.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Milton, Burlington, Oakviille and Halton Hills.

"Other groups at risk include people with chronic illnesses, individuals with limited mobility or certain mental health illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications and those who are homeless".

The weather service warns that high temperatures and humid conditions increases the possibility of getting a heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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