Much of southern Ontario is under heat warning this weekend IG News

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Much of southern Ontario is under a heat warning as a two-day heat event hits the province this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for a portion of the province from Cornwall to Barrie and southwest to Windsor for Saturday and Sunday.

The weather agency says the maximum temperature is expected to reach or cross 30 degrees Celsius and will hit the low forties when combined with humidity.

The Air Quality Health Index indicates that Southern Ontario is currently in the low to moderate risk category.

Environment Canada says overnight temperatures are expected to remain in the low twenties, providing some respite from the day’s heat.

The temperature is expected to drop on Monday.

Residents are advised to watch for signs of heat illness such as swelling, convulsions and fainting, and to drink plenty of water, stay in a cool place and check on older family, friends and neighbours.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 6, 2022.

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