Heat warning in effect for the Kawarthas until Tuesday

Heat warning in effect for the Kawarthas until Tuesday

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for much of southern Ontario, set to begin on Sunday.

A heat warning is still in effect for London, Windsor-Essex, and Chatham-Kent.

City officials also issued a heat warning for Toronto on Sunday.

Daytime maximum temperatures of 31 degrees or higher are forecast today with overnight lows near 20, providing little relief from the heat.

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

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The city of Montreal has announced that some of its outdoor aquatic facilities, including splash parks, will have extended opening hours.

It says never leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

The region is predicted to have daily highs above 30 C starting Wednesday and peaking at 32 C Friday before cooling on the weekend, Environment Canada said.

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

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