Heat warning issued for Sarnia-Lambton

The federal weather agency said Toronto and much of southern Ontario could feel like 40 C with the humidex

The federal weather agency said Toronto and much of southern Ontario could feel like 40 C with the humidex

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Montreal area, including Châteauguay, La Prairie, Laval, Longueuil and Varennes.

The weather agency says parts of the region could feel like 40 degrees with the humidex.

This follows a heat warning issued by Peterborough Public Health for the City and County of Peterborough last Friday (August 3).

Toronto's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa said the heat warning will be in effect until further notice.

There are 11 cooling centres located across the city and hours vary.

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For people experiencing homelessness, TTC tokens are available at several drop-ins throughout the city to be used to get to cool places.

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.

Daytime maximum values of 31 degrees or higher are expected today and on Monday with Humidex values near 40.

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Hasell also reminded people never to leave children or pets inside vehicles.

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