This Canada Day long weekend is expected to be very hot in Ontario and even hotter in Toronto. Earlier today, Environment Canada issued a heat warning for most of Northwestern and Southern Ontario.

During the first few days of July, extreme heat is anticipated including intense humidity. Daytime highs are expected to be in the low 30’s with humidity making it feel about 40°C, according to the Weather Network.

Environment Canada advises all Ontarians to drink plenty of water and to stay in cool places, as well as never to leave people and pets inside a parked vehicle. They also state that heat warnings are put into effect when the temperature and humidity levels are high enough and act as an elevated risk for those who suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

The Weather Network posted a seven-day forecast for Toronto from this Saturday to Friday of next week.

The Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham says, “High temperatures will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s each day with a humidex reaching the upper 30s and possibly approaching 40.”

All Ontarians are advised to stay hydrated during this long weekend and into next week.