Today is hottest day in Ottawa so far this year
Beaches, golf courses and patios busier than usual thanks to record-high temperatures
Ottawa experienced the hottest day of the year Monday and the hottest fall day on record when the temperature hit 33 C at 3 p.m., according to CBC's climatologist Ian Black.
After an unseasonably cool, wet summer, Ottawa hasn't had rain since Sept. 8, a 16-day stretch that prompted Ottawa Fire Services on Sunday to impose a ban on all open-air fires across the city.
The city of Ottawa re-opened its splash pads this past weekend due to scorching heat and humidity.
The heat wave is expected to continue on Tuesday with cooler temperatures and a chance of rain forecast for Wednesday.
Although Monday was a work and school day, more than a few people took advantage of the belated summer weather to go down to the water or hit the links.
Another record high temp likely today in Ottawa. 18° now w/fog patches. 🌤High 32°. Relief by Thurs. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ottweather?src=hash">#ottweather</a> <a href="https://t.co/8NU2N07bsv">pic.twitter.com/8NU2N07bsv</a>—@BlacksWeather
Great weather and great talent at today's World Junior Girls Championship <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WJGC?src=hash">#WJGC</a> Pro Am here at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarshesGolf?src=hash">#MarshesGolf</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ottawa?src=hash">#Ottawa</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/golf?src=hash">#golf</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ottgolf?src=hash">#ottgolf</a> <a href="https://t.co/innl1obqJ4">pic.twitter.com/innl1obqJ4</a>—@MarshesGolfClub