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When will the heat wave end?

Dave Phillips tells CP24 that cooler temperatures should arrive in Toronto for the end of the week, bringing an end to what by that point will have been eight straight days of temperatures of 30 C or more.

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for parts of northern Ontario and all of the southern part of the province.

With the muggy temperatures expected to persist for at least another two days, authorities are urging people to be vigilant.

In the Eastern Townships region southeast of Montreal, four deaths are under investigation to determine if they are related to the extreme heat.

Cheng said that overnight temperatures will also be above seasonal.

A blanket of steamy, hot air has gripped Quebec and much of central and eastern Canada since Saturday.

In response to the extended heat warning, the city has opened a number of cooling centres around Toronto.

Toronto's Medical Officer of Health extended the city's heat warning until further notice over the weekend.

The new system is a partnership between Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

Environment Canada warns that extreme heat affects everyone.

Temperatures will hit 33 degrees C on Wednesday, before falling to 31 on Thursday and then 27 on Friday, the agency said.

People at risk of heat-related illnesses include those with chronic illnesses, people with limited mobility or certain mental health illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications, and the homeless.

The passage of a cold front along with a 30 per cent chance of rain on Friday is expected to help temper the heat, leading to more seasonable summer weather the following weekend.

"Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle".

The hot weather arrived just in time for this Canada Day weekend

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