CHESTERVILLE — Temperatures continue to soar in the early days of autumn 2017 as the mercury struck a high 33-34 C in Ottawa today (Sept. 25), according to Environment Canada. The Nation’s Capital was the hotspot in the country, with much of southwestern and southeastern Ontario under a heat warning, including Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and Prescott-Russell.
Hot and humid conditions will continue through the early part of this week, until expected cooler temperatures arrive Thursday, according to the federal agency.
Humidex values have made high temperatures in the low 30’s feel more like 40 C for the last few days. Similar conditions are expected Tuesday.
With the first days of fall feeling like the high point of summer, Dundas County’s most popular beach — in Iroquois — teemed with visitors on Sunday, while the nearby Iroquois Landing Marina also drew quite a number of swimmers and stand-up paddleboard enthusiasts. Personal watercraft zoomed around the area east of the Iroquois dam, their operators wearing sunglasses and clad in swimsuits.