Weekend promises a break from the heat and maybe some rain too
A person is seen holding an umbrella in this undated file photo. (The Canadian Press)
LONDON, ONT -- Hot enough for ya? Well, just a couple more days and London and surrounding areas should see a break from the heat, and just maybe some rain as well.
When it’s hot in southwestern Ontario, it’s hot, in fact Thursday will be hotter in London than in Orlando, Florida.
The high in London on Thursday will be 35C and feel like 41 according to Environment Canada. Meanwhile in Orlando the high will be 34C, but feel just as humid.
Heat warnings remain in place across the region Thursday.
All that humidity and heat that we have been feeling for more than a week is expected to break by the weekend and with it might come some much-needed rain.
And the region needs rain.
For many regional farmers it has been roughly three weeks since their fields last saw some rain.
However, while the heat may break, rain isn’t a slam dunk for all areas.
Friday will remain hot but there is a 60 per cent chance of thunderstorms and showers in the London area, according to Environment Canada.
Saturday temperatures cool to a high of 27C with a 70 per cent chance of showers.
Temperatures on Sunday and Monday are predicted to be 25 and 26C respectively, and both days have a 40 per cent chance of showers.
By Tuesday the weather agency is predicting the return of sun and temperatures near 30C.
New cooling centre opens in London
As the high temperatures continue, the city has opened a new cooling centre at the Hamilton Road Seniors' Centre and Community Centre at 525 Hamilton Rd.
It will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and provide a cooling space and water, though other amenities remain closed.
The cooling centre at the South London Community Centre is closing to prepare for upcoming summer day camps.
Hygiene facilities remain available at the Downtown Centre Branch YMCA with showers, food, water and cooling site.
Water fountains have reopened in Victoria Park, Gibbons Park, Springbank West Park, Pump House Park and the Springbank House
Spray pads and pools have opened, but some require booking time slots ahead of your visit.
- With files from CTV's Amanda Taccone