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Environment Canada issues heat warning for P.E.I

Environment Canada issues heat warning for P.E.I

Overnight low temperatures in the high teens will some relief from the extreme heat.

The good news is that "a cool down is expected by Friday with the passage of a cold front".

While this morning might have felt slightly cooler, daytime highs in the low thirties will continue for a few more days and with the humidex Torontonians should expect it to feel more like "mid to high thirties today, and near low forties for Wednesday and Thursday".

A hot and humid air mass is also entrenched over southern Quebec, with Tuesday's highs expected to be in the low 30s with a humidex reading between 35 and 40 C, also through Thursday.

The heat is hanging in there but take heart - it was a mere 18 C at dawn Tuesday and daytime highs will stay in the 20s by Friday.

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Humidex values reaching 43 are expected.

Mr. Feltmate says that while one isolated event might be normal, the world and Canada are seeing more extreme weather events - patterns that can be attributed to climate change.

Temperatures will hit 33 degrees C on Wednesday, before falling to 31 on Thursday and then 27 on Friday, the agency said.

The City of Toronto continues to have seven cooling stations open across the city as well as public, air-conditioned spaces like libraries and community centres available so people can catch a break from the never ending heat wave. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Besides the heat and humidity, Environment Canada is also calling for "very high" UV levels which means a higher risk of sunburn.

There are many warning signs for heat illness, including swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.


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