Today is now officially the hottest September 5th in Toronto's history

Sep 5 2018, 5:23 pm

We warned you this could happen.

After 73 years, Toronto has a new record for hottest temperature on September 5th. Back in 1945, the thermostat hit a scorching 31.7°C, but today, already by 1 pm, temperatures at Pearson Airport had reached a sweltering 32.1°C. 

And that number will likely only go even higher as we head into the late afternoon.

According to Environment Canada, the humidex value is currently sitting at a stifling 41°C.

A chance of showers late this evening and overnight thunderstorms should cool things down in the city with a high of 25°C expected for Thursday and a humidex value a full ten degrees lower at 32°C.

Stay cool out there today, Toronto.

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