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Fog to lift in Ottawa today, temperature to hit 30 C for first time in 2024

Ottawa could warm up to 30 C for the first time in 2024 today, as the stretch of hot and humid weather continues.

Environment Canada’s forecast calls for a high of 30 C, with the humidex making it feel like 37.  In 2023, Ottawa saw two days with the temperature above 30 C in May – 30.4 C on May 28 and 32.5 C on May 31.

The record for the warmest May 22 is 31.1 C, set in 1977.

A think blanket of fog is covering Ottawa this morning.  The fog is expected to dissipate this morning, then a mix of sun and cloud today with a 40 per cent chance of showers late this afternoon.

Partly cloudy tonight with a 40 per cent chance of showers and a risk of a thunderstorm. Low 17 C.

Sunny on Thursday. High 26 C.

Friday will be sunny. High 28 C.

The outlook for Saturday calls for increasing cloudiness. High 23 C.

A mix of sun and cloud on Sunday with a 30 per cent chance of showers .High 21 C.

The normal temperatures for this time of year are a high of 21 C and a low of 10 C.

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