The mercury is expected to exceed 30 degrees three times in the first week of September in southern Quebec, while the province did not experience any heat waves in June, July and August.
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Humidity in Montreal should be around 35 on Sunday afternoon, and between 35 and 40 between Monday and Wednesday.
“These warm temperatures may continue in the southern parts of Quebec on Thursday and Friday,” Environment and Climate Change Canada said in a special weather report issued for various regions.
Is it unusual to experience a heat wave in September? According to a meteorologist, not necessarily.
“It’s not that rare, we’re still in the first week of September with temperatures above 30 degrees, but only in the south of the province,” says Jean-Charles Beaubois, head of Global Weather.
When asked about the absence of a heat wave this summer, the expert cited the effects of the El Nino phenomenon.
“[Le phénomène] Particularly active at the moment, it still is,” he points out, citing the various episodes of violent weather the province has experienced during the summer.
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