Currently in Toronto — July 11th 2022

Hot, humid and windy

The weather, currently.

There will be a calm start to this new week. Mainly sunny skies for your Monday morning with a wake-up temperature near 17°C. We will see a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon with a risk of a shower around lunchtime. It will be windy tomorrow with gusts 30-50km from the SW. The high is 30°C, but it will feel like 35°C with the humidex. The UV index will be 10 or very high.

The best chance for some rain showers and possibly a thunderstorm will come late evening and into the early overnight. However, it should be noted it will not be a widespread event.

Monday night: cloudy with some scattered showers and again, a risk of a thunderstorm. The low is 20°C. It will be an uncomfortable night for those without air conditioning. Our Humidex reading will hover near 24.

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

In the latest Currently Explainer, Currently’s managing editor, Zaria Howell, spoke with some of our meterologists regarding how to survive extreme heat and wildfires. As the summer stretches on, it’s important to be aware of the many ways you and your community can prepare for severe weather events.

First, it’s important to assess your home’s susceptibility to wildfires using the government’s Fire and Smoke Map. It also helps to have a plan in place. Check your home’s smoke detectors to ensure that they’re working properly and make sure that you know where all your home’s exits are. If you find yourself in a fire, stay low to the ground. And, in the aftermath of any fire or extreme heat, continue to seek out ways that you can increase your community’s resilience.

Read the full Explainer on our website: Currently Explains: Heat And Wildfire Safety.