The GTA has placed much of southern Ontario under special air quality reporting Pi News

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Much of Greater Toronto and other parts of southern Ontario have been placed under Environment Canada’s Special Air Quality Report as bubble temperatures continue.

In a statement, the company said hot and humid weather creates “high levels of pollution”.

The report was released at 11:23 a.m. Saturday into the GTA for Toronto, Wagon, Uxbridge, Peel Region, Newmarket and Georgina.

Environment Canada also issued a heat warning for the city of Toronto just after 3:30 pm on Friday, with a heat wave expected to hit the city this weekend.

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The maximum temperature is expected to reach at least 30 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, the company said.

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“Hymidex values ​​are expected to be high from the mid-thirties,” the warning said.

Guelph, Kitchener, Windsor, Sarnia and Burlington are also included in the Special Air Quality Report.

“Warm and sunny levels are expected to increase ground ozone concentrations in the region,” the report said.

“Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased cough, sore throat, headache or shortness of breath. Children, the elderly and people with heart or lung disease such as asthma are especially at risk.

– With files by Hannah Jackson of Global News

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