If you've been following the news, or if you've stepped outside, you know we're in the middle of a massive heatwave. But because we never settle for mediocre, Montreal weather is taking it to record-breaking levels. That's right — Montreal will experience its hottest July 9 on record.
Environment Canada has forecasted the temperature will reach a high around 5 p.m. at 36 C. If you don't think that's hot enough, don't worry, the humidex will reach 43 C.
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But don't whip out your sweaters for tonight just yet. Because even though the temperature will drop, it'll only get down to about 28 C and feel like 35 C.
It's obviously not possible to have lived through every July 9 in history or even remember those that you have. But just as a reminder, last year was 30.3 C.
Now you may be thinking, "Wow! If that's the record, then what was the previous one to beat?!"
According to the listing, the previous record high for July 9 was in 1955 at 34.4 C.
The current stats only look between 1942-2012, but it gives you a good idea of how hot 2020's July 9 really is.
By the way, the lowest was in 1969 at 9.4 C...
For context, the average temperature for July 9 is 26 C. Still hot, but not "holy hotcakes" hot.
And because Canadians love to talk about the weather, other people are talking about the forecast, as well.
We checked The Weather Network to see what they had to say.
The team there said it will only reach about 33 C, but still have a humidity reaching the 40's. Either way, we can all agree it's going to be a hot one.
Mayor Valérie Plante wants to remind Montrealers about the risks associated with extreme heat.
She recommends things like drinking lots of water, staying cool in an air-conditioned facility or pool and limiting sun exposure.
As a reminder from the government's heat warning, "Extreme heat affects everyone. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors."
Montreal has set up mist sprays throughout the city, so if you don't have A/C, make sure to seek one of them out.
Stay safe out there!