Ottawa weather: Third straight day of record-breaking warm temperatures

Ottawa’s May heat wave continues, with a third straight day of record-breaking temperatures.

The temperature hit 29.8 C at 2 pm, setting a record for the warmest May 13 in Ottawa history. The previous record was 28.2 C, set back in 1985.

Environment Canada’s forecast calls for sunshine and a high of 32 C today. It will feel like 34 degrees with the humidex.

It’s the third straight day Ottawa has set a new temperature record.

The temperature hit 28.4 C on Wednesday, setting a record for warmest May 11. Thursday’s high of 30.5 C set a record for hottest May 12 in Ottawa history.

Skies will stay clear this evening and temperatures will fall to 15 C overnight.

Expect similar weather Saturday with a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 32 C – if we do get to that forecast high, it will break another temperature record. It will feel like 35 degrees with the humidex.

Clouds will roll in tomorrow evening and there will be a 40 per cent chance of showers. Temperatures will fall to 17C overnight.

Things will cool down slightly on Sunday – expect a 60 per cent chance of showers throughout the day and a high of 26 C.

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