Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
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Heat warning: Toronto braces for scorching temperatures on Sunday

Heat warning: Toronto braces for scorching temperatures on Sunday

Two days of sweltering heat and humidity is expected for Southwestern Ontario Sunday and Monday, resulting in the opening of cooling centres across London.

Heat-related health 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 agency says daytime maximum temperatures are expected to reach 31 degrees Celsius or higher for both Sunday and Monday.

According to the forecast, humid air mass will move South of Ontario and will remain there until until Tuesday, August 7, will be replaced by a cold front.

Last month, Edmonton Emergency Services launched an awareness campaign to remind people "a vehicle is not a babysitter".

Heat warnings are issued when high temperatures are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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