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Ontario's humid summer


It's been a hot and humid summer in Ontario
It's been a hot and humid summer in Ontario

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

August 13, 2010 — Another day, another round of warm temperatures and sweltering humidity in southern Ontario. How does this summer compare to last?

Smog hovers over the Toronto skyline
Smog hovers over the Toronto skyline

For many Ontarians, this summer will be remembered as season filled with scorching temperatures and oppressive humidity. And with several weeks of the summer still to go, the number of days with temperatures above 30C will likely climb.

Here's a look at how the past summers in Toronto stack up when it comes to days with 30C temperatures or higher:

  • 2005 -- 42 days
  • 2006 -- 20 days
  • 2007 -- 24 days
  • 2008 -- 10 days
  • 2009 -- 3 days

Even dogs need to cool off in the sweltering heat
Even dogs need to cool off in the sweltering heat

In 2010, Toronto has already seen at least 17 days of 30C temperatures or higher, but it has felt like more due to the lingering humidity.

It's quite a contrast to the summer of 2009, when the temperature only climbed to 30C three times.

For the latest forecast details, check the Ontario Cities Index or tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your local forecast comes up every 10 minutes on the 10's.

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