If you thought June, July, and August were your best chances to catch summer, you haven’t been paying attention.
In fact, it turns out that in Toronto summer wasn’t even the best time to feel the heat – we had to wait for fall to show up. And boy has it. Environment Canada has confirmed to Daily Hive that yesterday was the hottest day in Toronto in 2017. Full stop.
Forget the 3 months of summer that just flew by, the hottest day recorded in the city this year was the third day of fall, reaching a scorching 33.6°C.
For context, these were the hottest days of the year in the summer months:
- June – 33.1°C
- July – 31.8°C
- August – 30.0°C
Yesterday also absolutely smashed the previous record for the hottest September 24 in Toronto’s history which was set at 30.8°C in 2010.
Temperatures are expected to return to seasonal norms by the end of this week, but the City of Toronto has extended its Heat Warning into today.
As for tomorrow, Environment Canada is forecasting sunshine with a high of 31°C and a humidex value of 39°C.