Heat alert, humidex advisory for Toronto
The sun rises over the Toronto skyline, Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
Published Tuesday, July 3, 2012 10:43AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 3, 2012 11:06AM EDT
Toronto’s medical officer of health issued a heat advisory on Tuesday, warning of humidex values peaking in the low forties this week.
Meanwhile, Environment Canada forecast a chance of showers and risk of thunderstorm for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures for both days will reach a high of 30 C. The rain is expected to clear up on Thursday with sunny skies and a high of 31 C.
The week will end with a high of 33 C and a low of 18 C on Friday leading into what Environment Canada says will be a rainy weekend.
The city of Toronto’s website has a full list of cooling centres residents can visit during extreme heat alerts.
Overnight temperatures will hit a low of 20 C throughout the week to cool down the city.