06/11/2012 09:18 EDT | Updated 08/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Hot weather subsiding in Greater Toronto Area

Things are cooling down after a very hot and humid day in the Greater Toronto Area.

As of 6 p.m. ET, Environment Canada reported a temperature of 26 C at Toronto Pearson International Airport, down two degrees from the late afternoon.

Temperatures were even higher at Markham’s Buttonville airport, where the mercury hit 30 C on Monday afternoon.

Residents felt the same heat in Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Newmarket, where temperatures also hit 30 C by the end of the afternoon.

Similar temperatures were reported to the west of Toronto in Brampton and Mississauga, which each saw afternoon highs of 28 C, as did Caledon and Orangeville, to the northwest of the city.

Toronto continues to be under a smog advisory along with a wide swath of southern Ontario.