2018 Eastern Canada heat wave
From July 1 to July 6, 2018, the air temperature consistently rose above 35 °C (95.0 °F) in parts of Quebec and Ontario. The humidex value for Ottawa on Canada Day between noon and 3 pm was 47, the highest ever recorded in the city. The heat wave also affected the Maritimes, with the humidex value hitting a record-breaking 45 in Greenwood, Nova Scotia.. As of July 10, 70 people died due to the heat wave. On July 4, municipal emergency services reported 1200 calls per day about the heat, up 30% from prior busiest days.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
On July 5, severe thunderstorm warnings were put in place for much of southern Ontario, including Toronto, due to extreme heat and high humidity. Localized rainfalls of up to 50 millimetres (2.0 in) were expected. Toronto International Airport received 23.8 millimetres (0.9 in).
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Ottawa misses a heat record, but sets a humidex record", by Tom Spears, The Ottawa Citizen
- Quebec says up to 70 people may have died in connection with heat wave
- "Canadian heat wave kills 12 in Montreal".
- "Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Greater Toronto Area". Global News. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
- "Daily Data Report for July 2018", for Toronto International Airport, from the Government of Canada
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