Canada’s weather watchdog has placed Toronto under smog and humidex advisories as the city prepares for a third straight day of heat and haze.
Environment Canada predicts the mercury will spike to 33 C by Tuesday afternoon, just slightly cooler than Monday’s scorching high of 34.5 C.
With the humidity, however, the temperature will feel as if it’s somewhere in the low 40s.
Environment Canada, which also predicts a UV index of 8, or very high, and a high risk of air pollution Tuesday, suggests anyone with heart and lung conditions consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous outdoor activities.
Other at risk groups, such as the elderly, people with chronic illnesses, infants and young children, should seek shade, cover up and wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Temperatures are expected to stay above 30 C until Thursday, significantly higher than the average maximum of 23 C at this time of the year.
- Teri Pecoskie