The weather, currently.
A little cooler tomorrow! After back to back temperature records (set on Tuesday and Wednesday) a slight NW breeze from a weak cold front will help make conditions a little more comfortable tomorrow. Lots of sunshine as we start up Thursday morning, with a wake-up temperature of 17°C. Bright skies continue for the day, with a high of 27°C feeling like 31°C. This in contrast to the humidex readings in the mid 40's earlier today. Although the heat warnings will expire, it remains important to keep hydrated if spending long periods of time outdoors. The UV index will be 9 or very high.
Thursday Night: Mainly clear and 16°C.
What you need to know, currently.
We have a short piece up today from our founder, Eric Holthaus, on the heatwave stretching across the central United States this week.
“Despite being fairly preventable, heat-related illness is one of the most deadly weather-related impacts,” Holthaus writes. “And, while severe heat may seem less alarming than being struck by a hurricane or tornado, heat illness is much more common and is particularly dangerous for children, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses. It is also difficult to avoid if you do not have access to air conditioning or if you work outside.”