Ottawa’s spring heat wave continues, with a third straight day of record-breaking temperatures

Ottawa’s May heat wave continues, with a third straight day of record-breaking temperatures.

The temperature hit 29.8 C at 2 p.m., setting a record for the warmest May 13 in Ottawa history. The previous record was 28.2 C, set back in 1985.

Environment Canada’s forecast calls for sunshine and a high of 32 C today. It will feel like 34 degrees with the humidex.

It’s the third straight day Ottawa has set a new temperature weather.

The temperature hit 28.4 C on Wednesday, setting a record for warmest May 11.  Thursday’s high of 30.5 C set a record for hottest May 12 in Ottawa history.

Skies will stay clear this evening and temperatures will fall to 15 C overnight.

Expect similar weather Friday with a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 32 C – if we do get to that forecast high, it will break another temperature record. It will feel like 35 degrees with the humidex on Saturday.

Clouds will roll in tomorrow evening and there will be a 40 per cent chance of showers. Temperatures will fall to 17 C overnight.

Things will cool down slightly on Sunday – expect a 60 per cent chance of showers throughout the day and a high of 26 C.

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