Just days after a brutal, record-breaking heat wave swept over Quebec, another one is just around the corner, according to weather forecasts. Temperatures in excess of 30°C will set in starting Sunday, with nighttime temperatures unlikely to go below 20°C.
The previous heat wave claimed up to 54 lives due to various heat-related health complications, of which 28 were in Montreal. In comparison, the 1998 ice storm only killed 35 people, although it injured nearly 1 000.
A second heat wave just a week after the first devastating incident sounds like just the WRONG thing to happen… However, there is a silver lining: the air will likely be much drier than in the previous heat wave, meaning the actual perceived temperature will be much lower. However, since it’s still some time away, there’s no word yet on how long this second heat wave is supposed to last.