It was a long weekend for the record books in southern Ontario, as heat and humidity soared across the region. Ottawa tied its all time humidex record yesterday, when the humidex topped out at 47, while Toronto sweltered at 43. If you were hoping for a break in the heat for this week, there’s some bad news in the forecast ahead. We’ll see little relief in the heat and humidity this week, apart from the risk for thunderstorms. For anyone who doesn’t see the point of the humidex, when it comes to the phrase “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”, there’s a great deal of truth to it; high temperatures and high humidity are an uncomfortable – even dangerous – combination. Flip side of the coin; don’t forget about hypothermia… if you plan a dip in the lake, keep in mind that it’s still early in the season, and while shallower lakes, like Lake Erie, are starting to warm up, most of our bodies of water are still on the chilly side. The dangerously chilly side, even.
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