Fewer heat waves in Montreal this summer


While Europe is burning up, Environment Canada says you should expect fewer heat waves here in Montreal. 

"It is a safe bet to say we won't see as many days above 30 as last summer," said David Phillips, senior climatologist at Environment Canada. 

Environment Canada is looking at patterns from May and June temperatures, showing cooler days than normal. A pattern we should expect to continue. 

Phillips said we can't rule out heat waves, but the main difference this year will be fewer consecutive hot and humid days.

Last year, 66 people died in heat waves in Montreal. 

From a health point of view, Phillips said this will make you feel less uncomfortable. 

"Maps are showing, for the charts ahead for July and August, closer to normal conditions," said Phillips, "more comfortable and healthier days than last year."

The next seven days will be the warmest so far in the season, but temperatures remain lower than they were at this time last year. 


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