'The most significant heat event of the last few years': weather office

By Megan Gillis, Ottawa Citizen, June 29, 2018

The heat is on.

The city of Ottawa is officially under a heat warning, issued by Environment Canada around 3:20 p.m. when temperatures reached 30 C (or 34 C with the Humidex).

It’s the start of the “extreme heat event” that’s on the way with the first of a week’s worth of days topping 30 C.

“Current indications suggest that hot temperatures could continue through next week,” Environment Canada said Friday.

(...)If this forecast comes true, it will be the first time in more than 70 years that has had 6 consecutive days ≥33°C. Last time was August 10th➜16th, 1944 (during WWII)


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