Summer has finally arrived in Quebec

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Pools, water games and the beach were very popular Sunday in Quebec City as the region recorded its hottest day of the year, so far, with a beautiful 31, 6 degrees, under a blazing sun.

“It's the first real heat wave of the year. Even if it is brief, the humidity is very present,” indicates Frédérick Boulay, meteorologist at Environment Canada.

However, Quebec was far from the 2003 record since the mercury had then reached 34.2  degrees, even beating Montreal's 33.4 degrees that day.

The meteorologist reminds us that the temperatures recorded this weekend announce that summer has well and truly begun. 

This was only the second time since the beginning of the year that Quebec recorded temperatures above 30 degrees. On May 13, it had been 31.2 degrees, which was very short-lived.

Finally summer

Even if with the Humidex index the temperature reached 38 degrees at its maximum, the citizens and children met by Le Journal were impatiently waiting for summer to show its face. 

Jennifer Akapko and Curtis Touali, young children, were cooling off in the very busy water games at the Domaine de Maizerets. However, Curtis' dad, Trésor, who is from Ivory Coast, Africa, was unimpressed with the Quebec heat. 

Jennifer Akapko and Curtis Touali in the Domaine's water games of Maizerets.

“We take advantage of it. The winter was difficult. With us, it is often 38 or 39 degrees ”, he laughs.

Further on, people in their sixties were also enjoying the good weather, but in their own way. Well settled in their chairs under the trees, for nothing in the world would they have stayed at home in the comfort of an air conditioner. “You have to take advantage of the good weather, it's important,” says Hélène Galerneau, referring to the colder periods.

Baie de Beauport

Sunscreen and smiles were also present at Beauport Bay, one of the busiest places in Quebec throughout the weekend. “It’s a very big weekend, the site is very busy. Lots of people, lots of families,” confirms Christopher Roy, general manager of the place.

He admitted that the start of the season was more difficult with very little sun and weather. cold. “Last year we had 93,000 visitors. We are a little late. »

According to Environment Canada, seasonal normals will be back this week with temperatures around 24 degrees for the Old Capital.

The movers could, however, be forced into the heat and humidity for July 1st.

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