Heat warning issued for Guelph, surrounding area

James Marshall
August 6, 2018

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for much of southern Ontario - including Milton, Burlington, Oakviille and Halton Hills - set to begin on Sunday.

A heat warning that was previously in place for about two weeks was lifted by the weather agency on Saturday.

" Were expecting temperatures to approach 30 degrees, through the up the upper ridge and will get progressively stronger and progressively warmer in some areas we will see temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees".

The federal weather agency said Toronto and much of southern Ontario could feel like 40 C with the humidex. Overnight minimum temperatures will only fall to near 20 degrees, except 22 to 24 over some urban areas, providing little relief from the heat. The Middlesex London Health Unit also issued a heat alert of its own that will come into effect on Sunday.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

In addition to swimming pools, beaches and air-conditioned shopping malls, Toronto has 180 air-conditioned community centres and local libraries in neighbourhoods across the city.

The heat event is expected to continue through Monday.

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