Students are back to school this week in Toronto, but most would rather be headed to the beach.
A sweltering heat wave is scorching the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to begin September and long standing weather records are falling in its wake.
The mercury touched 33.9 C at Pearson airport Wednesday afternoon, feeling more like 42 with the humidity.
That number broke a 73-year-old heat record set previously on Sept. 5 in 1945, when the temperature reached 31.7 C.
Record breaking heat at #Toronto #YYZ — temperature of 34°C with a humidex of 43. #YTZ also very tropical with a 24.5°C dewpoint. CAPE values are 3000+ J/kg in pockets and severe storm watches are in effect across the GTA. Strong storms possible this evening along front. #onstorm pic.twitter.com/IOjJ1ks46X— Stormwx1 (@stormwx1) September 5, 2018
Many in the region who were preparing for fall took to social media to express their displeasure with the simply sweltering heat wave.
EXCUSE ME TORONTO WHY U SO HOT TODAY. MY SWEAT IS SWEATING— H E N N Y (@hennaahmedx) September 5, 2018
It’s so hot and humid outside that my mail is moist ✉️💦 #Toronto— The Adamantium (@AdamRHarrison) September 5, 2018
Tryna look cute but you can only do so much in this weather.— 🎶 feyre (@nyctophobiccos) September 5, 2018
it is so hot out right now that being in the sun for fifteen minutes made my hair smell like it does when i use a curling iron— joke joint jezebel (@paisleyrae) September 5, 2018
I can’t possibly be the only one over this damn weather 🙄— Shan Baby ✨✨ (@shanladon) September 5, 2018