Bring on the Heat
Matt MacDonald, a Meteorologist with Environment Canada, says it’s all because of a ridge of high pressure “We’re heading into our first real heat of this summer season as a ridge of high pressure is building over the southern part of the province,, a nd it’s going to hit the Central interior today.”
Temperatures today could hit 30 degrees says MacDonald “That will be flirting with records because the record for July 6th is 30.6 set all the way back in 1920. Friday will be a tad warmer at 31 degrees.”
He says the temperatures will cool by a few degrees over the weekend, but still be in the mid 20’s “Which is still 3 to four degrees warmer than normal.”
But for today and tomorrow, folks are reminded the UV rating will be high, “The UV index will be 7 which is high on our ten digit scale. I would encourage people to stay well hydrated, and perhaps stay out of the sun during those peak times from 11 am to 3 p.m. if they can.”
Of course sunscreen is a must if you have to be outdoors.
MacDonald says there is no sign of precipitation until perhaps Sunday night.