‘Ottawa’ Heat warning Issued for Ottawa
Environment Canada issued a heat warning Saturday for what it’s calling “the most significant heat episode of the year” in the National Capital Region.
The good news is that it’s great weather to enjoy the first weekend of beach season and the astonishing variety of festivals running around town over the next few days — although it might be a tad sweltering Saturday and Sunday, with Environment Canada forecasting sunny highs of 31 C and 33 C, respectively. The dreaded humidex will make it feel more like 33 C Saturday and 38 C Sunday.
Temperatures won’t dip down much at night, either, with lows expected around 18 or 21 degrees both Saturday and Sunday nights. Lucky for some, the weather agency says temperatures are expected to cool Monday as a cold front will result in scattered showers and thunderstorms.
A heat alert was also issued Saturday by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.