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Record-breaking heat in the forecast as Canada Day weekend gets underway

02 July 2018, 12:02 | Justin Tyler

Extreme heat warnings have been issued across southwestern Ontario

Extreme heat warnings have been issued across southwestern Ontario

There is still a heat warning in effect with the temperature at 31 C but feeling more like 41C with the humidity - but with Westernerly gust of 48 km/h according to Environment Canada.

The Canada Day weekend is going to be a scorcher here in our area. The notice continues: "Daytime highs are expected to reach the low- to mid-30s with humidex values into the mid-40s".

The forecast calls for a high of 36C in Ottawa on Sunday.

Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips told CTV Morning Live on Thursday that the humidex could make it feel like 47 degrees on Canada Day. Warning: "Sleeping will be tough as overnight lows refuse to drop below the 20s", tweeted The Weather Network today. The record for warmest July 1 in Ottawa history is 36.7C set in 1963.

"With all the planned outdoor activities of the long weekend, people should be aware of the predicted weather conditions and take the necessary precautions".

Officials say the extreme head can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. Dress in light and loose fitting clothing.

The heat warning extends into the GTA and most of southern Ontario, including Hamilton, Waterloo, and Barrie.

Take frequent cool showers or baths.

- Do not leave pets, children or elderly persons in a vehicle, even with the windows down. Alternatively use a sponge or a cloth with cool water. Soak feet and hands in a basin of cool water.

The hot weather that hit the capital on Saturday, June 30, 2018, meant people hit Mooney's Bay beach to cool down in the Rideau River.

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