Hot, humid weather to continue through the week

Doug Carpenter
July 5, 2018

With the muggy temperatures expected to persist for at least another two days, authorities are urging people to be vigilant.

As the heat wave continues, it's clear we expect the number of deaths attributable to the heat to rise.

Another four deaths have been reported in the Eastern Townships region east of Montreal, with officials expected to provide an update Wednesday. His internal body temperature reached 108 degrees at the hospital.

An area of high pressure is going to keep cool air locked in Canada for most of the week, AccuWeather reports.

So far the heat has only broken one record in Toronto - on Friday, Pearson airport hit a high of 35.4 degrees.

An extended heat warning issued by the city's medical officer of health on Sunday remains in effect.

The new system is a partnership between Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

A cold front is forecast to pass through southern Ontario this afternoon ushering in a slightly cooler and less humid air mass.

Friday's forecast is for a mix of sun and cloud, a 30 per cent chance of showers and a high of just 27 C and a low of 13 C that will have us all throwing open our windows.

Last Thursday, the agency issued a heat warning for the Canada Day long weekend, calling the upcoming heat wave "the most significant heat event" Ontario has experienced in the last few years.

"If you're doing well, make sure you check on those who may be more vulnerable - any friends and family, those who are living alone", Ms. Hobelman said.

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