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Hot enough for you? How about that heat? (photos)

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The temperature surpassed 40C at OttawaStart World Headquarters in Stittsville, Ontario. This photo was taken just after 5:00pm on Thursday.  It was 36C in the shade.

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A firefighter cooling down at Richardson Side Road fire.  Photo courtesy of Ottawa Fire Services .

According to Ian Black , At 5pm, Ottawa’s humidex hit 46, the highest humidex level recorded since they started keeping track in 1953.  Still not clear if we beat the all-time July 21 air temperature record of 37.6C (1955).  Unoficially, the highest we made it today was 35.8C at the airport.

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This guy got caught trying to cool down.  Photo by Chris Roussakis .
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Almost as good as free beer, Stuntman Stu hands out some water downtown.  Photo by Graham Green .

** See also: ** Ideas for keeping cool in Ottawa during a heat wave

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