As families prepare for the return of school this week and settle into new daily routines leading into the fall, hot and humid weather is set to return.
Environment Canada issued a heat warning Monday afternoon for most of southern Ontario, including London.
Temperatures are forecast to climb to 32 degrees on Tuesday, with a humidex value of 40.
The record high for this day is 32.2 degrees set back in 1978.
Wednesday the mercury is expected to hit 31 degrees, with a humidex value of 42.
There will be a few regions as well where the high temperatures and humidex values will continue into Thursday.
Environment Canada Meteorologist, Arnold Ashton tells AM980 everyone – including students – needs to stay hydrated.
“Make sure that during recess and lunch they get plenty of fluids and liquids and maybe not stay out in the sun as long during recess or lunch hour.”
Meanwhile, there is relief in the longer-term forecast.
According to Environment Canada, we should see temperatures below 30 degrees starting on Friday.
“And then we’re looking at another system coming in for the weekend with some rain likely on Saturday and Saturday night and then cooling off and clearing out again on Sunday so kind of a ‘topsy turvy’ kind of week with a little bit of something for everybody,” explains Arnold.
The long range forecast shows temperatures in the low to mid-20’s next week.