Oct. 1 sees record-breaking heat for London

It’s hot, it’s wet — it’s October?

London is a week into autumn, but Tuesday’s forecast brought with it a summer-like surge of heat and record-breaking temperatures.

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The warm air is far from rare, said Global News Radio 980 CFPL weather specialist John Wilson.

“We’ve had them before. The records for the first 10 days of October are all in the 27, 28 or 29 range, and a couple of 30s as well,” Wilson said.

The high temperature record for Oct. 1 in London dates to 2002 at 21.8 C. That high that was broken around the noon-hour Tuesday when the mercury hit 28.7 C.

Environment Canada is calling for an afternoon high of 30 C Tuesday afternoon that will feel more like 38 C with the humidity.

Wilson, however, says he doesn’t expect to see values peak past 37. “I think maybe the powers that be may have overreached on the humidex a little bit,” he said.

The muggy and moist conditions shouldn’t last for long. A cold front is just around the corner for London, with the rest of the week’s forecast showing daytime highs all below 20 C.

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