Currently in Toronto — June 15th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Hot and Humid!

A warm front will move in pushing our temperatures well above the norm. Parts of southern Ontario (Windsor/ London) will see close to record breaking heat tomorrow. Wednesday morning in the GTA will start under mainly cloudy skies and there will be a few scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. This will not be a widespread event nor long-lasting. By lunchtime, we will start to see some breaks in the cloud and that trend will continue, leaving bright skies for the afternoon. The high is 28°C, but it will feel like 30°C with the humidex. The UV index will be 9 or very high.

Wednesday night: scattered clouds by dawn and a low of 19°C.

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today from Currently’s Anna Abraham on apartheid’s lingering effects on the climate crisis in present-day South Africa.

“In present-day South Africa, the richest 20 percent control 70 percent of the country’s resources. Despite making up a meager 7.7 percent of the population, white people own a huge chunk of the most productive farmland. And this racial segregation, as established by apartheid, is still alive and well in South Africa, playing a big role in determining who can access economic opportunities. This also makes poor Black and colored communities more vulnerable to climate disasters.”

Read the full story here!