Extreme heat warning issued as humidex set to reach 40 degrees
Ottawa Citizen

By Adan Helmer, Ottawa Citizen, September 22, 2017  Ottawa and area residents headed for beaches and splash pads and plain old backyard sprinklers Saturday as the region embarked on a definitely un-fall-like heat wave.

A stretch of unseasonably hot and humid weather has meteorologists issuing a heat warning, with summer-like humidex values expected to peak at 40 degrees for the first weekend of fall.

Environment Canada issued a heat warning Friday afternoon, with “unseasonably warm temperatures” expected to hit 30 degrees Celsius while the humidity will make it feel more like 40 degrees. The late-arriving heat wave, after a cool and wet summer, is expected to persist into next week.


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