Much of eastern Canada still under blanket of hot, humid air

Daytime highs are expected to reach to low to mid-thirties over the long weekend

Environment Canada advises that extreme heat affects everyone.

At least eight people in the US and Canada have died in the past week due to the intense heat wave affecting parts of North America.

And if the heat wasn't enough, the forecast also calls for a 60 per cent chance of rain this afternoon while humidity levels stay high.

Canada Day crowds in the capital will face the challenge of keeping hydrated in temperatures that are forecast to peak at 36 C, with a humidex of 47 and a UV index of 10, or "very high".

The national forecaster says temperatures could reach the mid-30s with humidex values into the mid-40s, while some areas could see severe thunderstorms.

In the Eastern Townships region southeast of Montreal, four deaths are under investigation to determine if they are related to the extreme heat.

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Couillard noted that the weather is expected to cool down by Friday but "we expect to have this kind of episode every year".

Toronto's Medical Officer of Health extended the city's heat warning until further notice over the weekend.

In response to the extended heat warning, the city has opened a number of cooling centres around Toronto.

He says most vulnerable to become sick due to high heat and humidity are infants, young children, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions like lung or heart problems.

University of Waterloo climate scientist Blair Feltmate says the heat wave can't be directly attributed to climate change, but that suggesting the two aren't linked would be like arguing that no particular home run can be attributed to steroids when a baseball player on a hitting streak is caught doping.

"Usually when we get heat events it only lasts two or four days", Ms. Hobelman said.

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