A rare winter storm is expected to make the country’s capital, Toronto, more vulnerable to rising mercury levels.
In Canada, the mercury has risen to nearly 100 degrees, which can trigger a range of symptoms including dizziness, memory loss and nausea, and in some cases, death.
The weather is expected this week to hit the Canadian capital from the south with gusts topping 90 miles per hour, and the mercury will hit the mid-40s by Wednesday.
The mercury is expected at the top of the range, as it was on Sunday.
But for the rest of the country, mercury is forecast to stay below 30 degrees, meaning people are still advised to stay inside.
The weather service in the Lower Mainland of B.C. warned that heavy rain is forecast for the region in the coming days.