Quebecers across the province will have another very hot and sticky day on Monday.
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From Val-d'Or to Gaspé via Montreal and Quebec, a humidity ranging from 30°C to 35°C is expected during the day. A stormy disturbance could water the western sector of the province, but everything should stop at the beginning of the night. However, a UV index of up to 8 is still expected for a significant portion of the province, so sunscreen is still in order.
However, the heat should be a little less suffocating from Friday, with the passage of a cold front over the province.
Alberta and British Columbia also in the heat
It's not just Quebec that recorded high mercury over the weekend, Alberta and British Columbia both recorded record heat, Environment Canada confirmed late Sunday evening.
In Penticton, a city not far from the wildfires which are dangerously approaching residential areas, a temperature of 39 ° C was recorded on Sunday. According to Global News, already 25 residences in this sector are the subject of an evacuation notice.
Also, in Cache Creek, about an hour from Lytton, a town razed by wildfires last year, the mercury read 40.5C on Sunday, beating a 1971 record by half a degree.
A little further east, at the Bow Valley National Park station, about an hour from Calgary, a temperature of 33.7°C was recorded, beating the previous mark dating back to from 1973.