In the USA, one woman reportedly died Saturday in Pennsylvania after going into cardiac arrest due to the heat, and a 30-year-old man collapsed while running a race in NY. Maritime temperatures are expected to return to seasonal normals for the weekend.
In an updated weather statement issued Monday morning, Environment Canada said that a cold front forecasted to pass through the province should bring relief to the heat wave, lowering overnight temperatures into the high teens for the next two days.
"The high heat and humidity could return on Wednesday", the heat warning reads.
An extended heat warning issued by the city's medical officer of health on Sunday remains in effect.More news: England v Colombia LIVE in pictures
Dr. Melissa Genereux, head of public health in the Eastern Townships, told a news conference the victims are all adults - either seniors or people suffering from chronic illness. You haven't felt anything yet, according to Environment Canada.
The City of Toronto continues to have seven cooling stations open across the city as well as public, air-conditioned spaces like libraries and community centres available so people can catch a break from the never ending heat wave. The extreme heat was expected to ease off on Friday with the passage of a cold front.
The sweltering heat and suffocating humidity that have blanketed Eastern and Central Canada have contributed to the deaths of at least 17 people in Quebec over the last few days, health officials said Wednesday. A high of 26 and low of 14 is expected in Toronto on Friday, Ms. Hobelman said, with a chance of showers and a thunderstorm. "And also do not forget to make sure you don't leave any people or pets in your auto, as temperatures will rise dramatically within minutes".