Heatwave to hit southern Ontario

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Sunday morning of hot air arriving Monday and...

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Sunday morning of hot air arriving Monday and intensifying the following two days. (Veronica Henri/QMI Agency files)

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, Last Updated: 1:34 PM ET

Southern Ontario, brace yourself for "a three-day heat episode."

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Sunday morning of hot air arriving Monday and intensifying the following two days.

"Monday's high temperatures are expected to kiss the 30 degree mark in the southwest. The mercury is anticipated to soar well into

the thirties Tuesday and likely persist through Thursday, affecting many communities across southwestern Ontario," Environment Canada said in a press release.

"Elevated humidity levels will combine with the torrid temperatures to give humidex values of 40 and higher. Night-time

Temperatures will also remain very warm and are not expected to drop below 22 degrees in many areas."

The agency suggests staying in an air-conditioned place, seeking shade when possible, drinking plenty of water and limiting physical outdoor activity.


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