Report: Phew! Environment Canada cancels heat warning for Toronto

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The first heat warning of 2018 has been lifted after two days of hot, humid conditions.

Environment Canada lifted the warning Tuesday morning as a cold front swept through the region, dipping temperatures into the high teens.

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The relief comes after two straight days above 30 C, with humidex values hovering around 40 C.

While Environment Canada is forecasting a cooler week, with temperatures near the mid-20s, the summer is expected to be a hot one.

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“Certainly, this year is shaping up to have a bit more of a summer than we had last year,” said Geoff Coulson, warning preparedness meteorologist at Environment Canada.

There was just one heat warning in 2017, compared to seven in 2016.

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Summer officially begins on June 21.

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