A long week of hot and humid temperatures and crazy weather conditions has finally passed.
Starting Monday, Londoners will be welcoming plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the twenties, according to Brian Owsiak, an operational meteorologist with Environment Canada.
The return of beautiful weather comes after a blazing hot week in mid-July, with temperatures in the low to mid-30s, feeling like 40s with the humidex.
In fact, a tornado warning kicked off the weekend for those in London and the surrounding region. The warning was sent out at around 1:30 p.m. and lasted for less than an hour.
A storm developed in the midst of the tornado warning, and while heavy rain poured in, Owsiak says more than just water hit the city that day.
On Saturday night, heavy rain and lightning shook southwestern Ontario, and London Hydro reported power outages affecting the west-end of the city. Roughly 6,700 customers lost electricity, with some residents reporting of being powerless for more than 12 hours.
By early Sunday morning, most customers had their power restored. The storm also passed, but light showers were expected Sunday afternoon.
In the meantime, Londoners have a bright week to look forward to, and Owsiak is taking this time to remind everyone to “Drink plenty of water, seek out cool places, ideally an air-conditioned building if you can. If you have to be outside, try to seek out some shade.”