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Dog days of summer
Canada’s extreme temperature readings
Lilooet, Lytton, Chinook Cove, B.C. July 16 & 17, 1941 Regina, Sask. July 5, 1937

Summer only just begun, but things are already heating up. Just how hot can it get?

43.3 C
Midale & Yellow Grass, Sask. July 5, 1937 Winnipeg, Man. July 11, 1936

North West River, N.L. Aug. 11, 1914

41.7 C

World’s hottest temperatures
1. EL AZIZIA, LIBYA

44.4 C 42.8 C

45 C 42.2 C 44.4 C

Sept. 13, 1992 — 58 C July 10, 1913 — 57 C June 21, 1942 — 54 C Jan. 2, 1960 — 50.7 C July 7, 1977 — 48 C

2. DEATH VALLEY, CALIF. 3. TIRAT TSVI, ISRAEL 4. OODNADATTA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5. ATHENS, GREECE

Osoyoos, B.C. July 27, 1998

Humidex range
55C
Above 54 C Heat stroke imminent Above 45 C Dangerous 40-45 C Great discomfort; avoid exertion 30-39 C Some discomfort

St. Albans, Man. July 11, 1936

50 45 40 35 30 25 20

Fort Frances, Ont. July 14, 1936 Bassano Dams, Alta. July 21, 1931

42.2 C 43.3 C
37 35 33 32 30 28 26 39 37 35 33 32 30 28 41 39 37 35 33 31 29 27

World’s hottest cities

Biscotasing, Ont. July 20, 1919

42.2 C
55 58 52 55 50 52 47 49 44 46 41 43 39 40 36 37 57 60 54 57 51 53 48 50 45 47 42 44 39 40 59 55 52 49 45 42

Humidex from temperature and relative humidity readings
29 31 28 30 33 35 31 33 43 45 4 143 39 41 37 39 35 37 33 34 31 32 28 30 48 45 43 41 38 36 34 31 50 48 45 43 40 38 35 33 53 50 47 45 42 40 37 34 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

It’s in deserts along the Persian Gulf where cities have exceptionally searing summers. In two cities there, the heat rises above the rest.

100%

Percentage of relative humidity

26 28 30 32 25 27 24 25 28 30 27 28

Kuwait City and Ahwaz report having months with daily maximum temperatures averaging above 46 C.
58 54 51 47 43 40 38 57 53 49 45 41 39 55 51 47 43 40 57 53 54 48 50 44 45 41 42 56 52 47 43

Less than 29 C No discomfort

22 24 25 27 24 24 25

Temperature (C)
Sources: sportmed.mb.ca; infoplease.com; currentresults.com; Wikipedia
SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY TARA CORRAN/QMI AGENCY

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