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Heat event expected to continue into the weekend

Daytime high temperatures in the low thirties with overnight lows near 20 degrees Celsius are expected
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Heat Warning in effect for:
  • Newmarket - Georgina - Northern York Region
  • Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region
  • Uxbridge - Beaverton - Northern Durham Region
  • Vaughan - Richmond Hill - Markham

A long-duration heat event is expected Thursday through Sunday, and potentially into early next week.

Daytime high temperatures in the low thirties with overnight lows near 20 degrees Celsius are expected.

Please refer to your public forecast for further details on expected temperatures.

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

When it's hot eat cool, light meals.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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