Surfing rapids along the St. Lawrence near Montreal, 18 July 2011 (CP)

A heat wave has enveloped much of Western and Central Canada with extreme heat in the Prairies and oppressive humidity in Ontario.

Masinasin (near Milk River) in southern Alberta hit 37.9 C yesterday (topping 100 F).

Other provincial hotspots included…

Maple Creek, SK  35.0 C

Victoria Beach, MB (on Lake Winnipeg)  37.5 C

Atikokan, ON  35.5 C

Meantime, heat and humidity have engulfed Southern Ontario with temperatures climbing into the low 30’s C and humidex values reaching 40.


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