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Quebec's Intense Heatwave Broke Records This Weekend

Environment Canada reported Monday morning that Quebec's intense, lingering heatwave broke three temperature records on Sunday.

A preliminary weather summary states that, with a peak of 32.4 C, the Montreal airport marked the highest recorded temperature for August 22 since records began in 1942, surpassing the previous daily high of 30.6 C recorded in 1955.

The northern Quebec municipalities of Parent and Chibougamau also broke decades-old heat records for August 22, with maximum temperatures of 30 C and 30.4 C, respectively.

And the federal weather agency is warning that the heat isn't going away anytime soon.

In a statement Monday morning, Environment Canada said "humidex values will remain high with values expected between 37 and 40" until Thursday.

Quebecers will get relief on Friday, when drier air will move into the province, according to the Environment Canada report.

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