Montreal Will Be As Hot As The Sahara Desert This Weekend

Biodome...Egyptian pyramids...same thing.
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Montreal Will Be As Hot As The Sahara Desert This Weekend

A weekend like no other looms on the horizon for the city of Montreal. 

Canada day celebrations, an influx of visitors, major road closures, and the unnofficial moving holiday converge to make July 1st probably the most hectic day in the city's annual calendar.

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But this year, a severe heat wave will not only make outside conditions intolerable, but also potentially pose a danger to movers and revellers, alike.

Environment Canada has already issed special alerts for Montrealers to take precautions when humidity pushes temperatures into the 40s. Officials may also postpone or even cancel some Canada Day activities.

It will be so hot that this city famous for its brutal, polar winters will match those of Cairo, Egypt on Sunday. 

That's right, it will be as hot as the Sahara Desert. The Egyptian capital city will have a high temperature of 36 degrees that will feel like 44 degrees with humidity. Montreal will experience temperatures in the high-30s and a temperature with humidity into the mid-40s.

But while Cairo has a sprawling infrastructure and population acclimated to extreme heat, Montreal is totally unprepared, especially with such a dense weekend schedule.

So stay safe this weekend. Drink water, check on your elderly neighbours, and don't overexert yourselves.

This weather alert is sure to develop so stay tuned.


Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas MacDonald is a Senior Editor for MTL Blog focused on Montreal public transit and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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