Today is hottest day in Ottawa so far this year

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.

Beaches, golf courses and patios busier than usual thanks to record-high temperatures

People enjoyed a late September heat wave in Ottawa on Monday (Amanda Pfeffer/CBC )

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.

Sun bathers at Westboro Beach on Sept. 25, 2017, what turned out to be the hottest day of the year. (Amanda Pfeffer/CBC)
People enjoy the shade at Westboro Beach on September 25, 2017. The temperature hit 33 C at 3 p.m., a record high for the fall in the city. (Amanda Pfeffer/CBC)
Bathers escape the heat at Westboro Beach in Ottawa on a sunny Monday, Sept. 25. (Amanda Pfeffer/CBC)
A young boy plays in the sand at Westboro Beach in Ottawa on Monday. The temperature is expected to cool off on Wednesday. (Amanda Pfeffer/CBC )