August 12, 2022

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Short-term heat waves do not occur in Quebec

Quebec will alternate between sun and rain this week, but severe storms are expected in the Caspé on Saturday.

Posted at 4:13 p.m.

Leila Dussault

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The weather is good for Quebec in early summer. Until the middle of July the thermometer should be normal, and even a little below.

Warmer weather lovers can rest assured, the mercury will rise again later.

Quebec is expected to alternate between sun and rain this week, with temperatures below or below normal, such as 26 degrees Celsius in Montreal and 24 degrees Celsius in Quebec, details Frédérick Boulay, Environment Canada meteorologist.

Sunday will be a sunny day for southern Quebec. Some rain is expected in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, then central Quebec, Bas-Saint-Laurent and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Clouds will return to the south of the province on Monday. Heavy rain will start in the evening and continue till Tuesday. 15 to 25 mm of rain is likely.

The sun will return across Quebec on Wednesday and Thursday, while a depression may approach the province during the day on Friday.

Generally, temperatures will be at or below seasonal norms till July 15.

The mercury should then be at or above seasonal normals.

After the first heat wave in May, the summer has been very mild so far, Mr. Paul said. Since the start of the summer (June 21), Montreal had only one heat warning issued last Sunday. That day, the temperature reached 30 degrees Celsius, and calculated a humidex factor of 40.

Severe thunderstorms Saturday in Gaspesi, Friday in Laurentians

A violent storm watch is in place for Saturday afternoon in the Gaspésie region, Mr. Boulay said. “The strongest of those storms is heading towards Pointe-à-la-Croix,” Environment Canada said on Twitter. Winds up to 90 km/h, hail and even an isolated tornado are possible. »

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Heavy thunderstorms also hit the Hautes-Laurentides region on Friday afternoon. Trees and power poles were uprooted by the storm and led to the closure of Route 117 in the Rivière Rouge, Nomining and Label sections. 5,000 Hydro-Québec customers are without power.