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Heat warnings issued for much of southern Ontario as 2 day heat event expected

General view of people enjoying the nice weather at Cherry Beach while observing social distancing in downtown Toronto on June 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Dominic Chan

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

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for a stretch of the province from Cornwall to Barrie and southwest to Windsor.

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Maximum temperatures are expected to reach or surpass 30 C and hit the low forties when combined with humidity.

The weather agency says minimum temperatures in the low to mid-twenties are expected, bringing little relief from the heat.

Cooler temperatures are forecast for Monday.

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Residents are advised to drink plenty of water even before feeling thirsty, to stay in a cool place and check on older family, friends and neighbours to ensure they are staying hydrated and cool.

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