The hot and hazy conditions we enjoyed over the weekend will reach a boiling point on Monday, as the forecast nears the threshold for a heat alert.
We’re expecting a mix of sun and cloud with a high near 30 degrees, and the humidex value of 35.
Once we get through Monday’s sweltering temperatures, things will cool down a bit in the lead-up to Canada Day.
While it might be tempting to spend the day drinking on the patio, Severe Weather Meteorologist with Environment Canada Ria Olsen notes it’s important to stay properly hydrated.
“It’s very humid air today, so that also adds to the feeling of the heat,” said Olsen. “So you want to make sure you stay hydrated, drink lots of fluids. Water is best, anything alcoholic actually dehydrates you, or caffeinated, will dehydrate you more quickly.”
We’ll get within a few degrees of the warm weather record for the day of 33.9 degrees set back in 1941.
“We’ve been very close [to a heat alert or warning],” said Olsen. “So if you’re sensitive, you’re still going to want to take precautions. Stay hydrated, try to stay cool during the heat of the day. It is just for one more day, though.”
The rest of the week is looking much more manageable.
Still plenty of sunshine, but more pleasant daily highs in the low to mid 20’s.
Unfortunately for fireworks fans, Canada Day on Friday has the greatest risk of rain for the week at roughly 60 per cent. However, there’s still time for the long-term forecast to change.
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