Toronto: Heat warnings have been issued for several parts of Toronto and GTA for the next several days.
Environment Canada says day temperatures are expected to hover around 31 degrees Celsius over the next two days in some areas.
In an advisory issued on Thursday, Environment Canada said the day temperature could hover between 30 and 31 degrees Celsius on Thursday and Friday, and night temperatures are expected to hover between 18 and 19 degrees Celsius. From Saturday onwards, the temperature may use a slight chill.
Similar warnings are also in effect for Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and Oshawa in the east.
It also said that during this time Toronto could set several new records regarding new temperatures. The agency also said that hot and humid air can also deteriorate the air quality and the Air Quality Health Index can reach the high-risk category.
The agency said the risk could be most commonly to young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses, or to those working and exercising outside of their homes.
The weather agency also said that before people feel thirsty, drink more water than necessary and try to stay in a cool place.