Will the earliest heat wave in Quebec be confirmed today?

Quebec's Earliest Heat Wave Will Be Confirmed today?


For a third consecutive day, the mercury could reach the 30°C mark in Montreal, making this series of temperatures the earliest heat wave since the end of thee century.

This situation could also take place in the sectors of Témiscamingue, Haute-Gatineau, Pontiac, Laurentides, Estrie, and of the south and north shores of the Montreal region. “Unless there is a surprise, we are talking about a heat wave already confirmed for these sectors,” said Frédérick Boulay, meteorologist at Environment Canada.

The federal agency defines a heat wave as a period of three consecutive days with a maximum of 30°C and more to mercury, without taking the Humidex factor into account. If this condition is reached, it would be the earliest heat wave since data collection began in 1893.

To relieve their citizens, several boroughs in the metropolis have decided to open their water games. This is the case for Ville-Marie, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, Lachine, LaSalle, Outremont, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie and the Southwest.

< p>The mercury for the entire province will drop on Sunday, getting much closer to seasonal norms. For a rare time since the beginning of May, the rain could also be there.

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