Most days in the last week featured considerable sunshine with afternoon high temperatures in the mid to high 70s (23 to 26 C) and generally dry conditions. A few new forest fires were reported. Yesterday’s lightning and expected more today will likely create even more active fires.
What a difference a day makes! Yesterday’s heat was 15 F warmer than seasonal and set some records. Today brings showers, some thunderstorms and temperatures that struggle to reach the low 60s (16 C). This will be followed by considerable sunshine, moderate afternoon conditions in the 70s (21 to 27 C) and the possibility of even more showers on Sunday and Monday.
Forest Fire Update:
As of yesterday the area burned by forest fires in Ontario is 624,788 hectares (1,543,851 acres), almost all in the Northwest region. This exceeds the record during modern suppression capabilities set in 1995 of 612,436 ha. The area burned in 1923 was estimated to be 37 per cent high than this current total.
Wilderness North locations are not threatened by any fires, although the smell of smoke is occasional and sunrise and sunsets are often remarkable colors.