It was a scorcher in the eastern half of the country Saturday as temperatures across Eastern Ontario, southern Quebec and much of the Maritimes hit the high 30s/low 40s with humidity. Parts of the northeastern United States were also affected.
The nation’s capital alone hit 46 C with the humidity thanks to what meteorologists are calling a “heat dome.”
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“Hot temperatures and high humidity levels are building across the central U.S. and this air mass will quickly expand north and east by Friday under a developing heat ridge or heat dome,” Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell said.
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Environment Canada issued a heat warning on Thursday for much of the affected areas.
Here’s a breakdown of how high the mercury got in the eastern part of the continent as of 3 p.m. Saturday.
- Windsor: 32 C, feels like 42 C with the humidity.
- London: 31 C, feels like 39 C.
- Hamilton: 31 C, feels like 43 C.
- Toronto: 32 C, feels like 44 C.
- Kingston: 30 C, feels like 44 C.
- Ottawa: 34 C, feels like 46 C.
- Maniwaki: 30 C, feels like 37 C.
- Montreal: 31 C, feels like 41 C.
- Quebec City: 30 C, feels like 39 C.
- Fredericton: 31 C, feels like 39 C.
- Halifax: 31 C, feels like 39 C.
The United States
- New York City, N.Y.: 34 C, feels like 38 C.
- Boston, Mass.: 34 C, feels like 40 C.
- Portland, Maine: 32 C, feels like 36 C.
- Philadelphia, Pa.: 36 C, feels like 41 C.
- Chicago, Ill.: 35 C, feels like 43 C.
- Detroit, Mich.: 34 C, feels like 39 C.
A cold front forecast for Sunday should push the heat back down south and bring cooler temperatures.