The heat wave that hit Canada and reportedly caused 34 deaths in Quebec is receding and will come to an end in Ontario and Quebec by Friday, Environment Canada says.
“There is a cold front approaching, and everybody tomorrow will feel a very different kind of air mass, and with that frontal passage due overnight, there might be a few thunderstorms,” said Alexandre Parent, a meteorologist for Environment and Climate Change Canada, in a phone interview.
According to CBC, the heat waves in Quebec caused 18 deaths in Montreal, seven in Eastern Townships, six in the Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec region, two in Montérégie, and one in Laval. It is not clear if any deaths were caused in Ontario as a result of the heat waves.
The heat wave was caused by an air mass that is usually in the south-east of the United States.
“The hot and humid air that is over, let’s say, south-east in the United States, is right over us right now, and it hasn’t been changing for the last seven days, but it will change overnight tonight,” Parent said.