Weather: Beach statuses mixed as heat warning remains in effect Tuesday

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The National Capital Commission says the beach at Leamy Lake Park is closed for swimming until further notice, due to a lifeguard shortage.

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The La Pêche Lake Beach, Smith Beach (reserved for campers) and Breton Beach also remain closed Tuesday.

O’Brien and Blanchet beaches, at Meech Lake and Parent beach, at Philippe Lake remain open.

Meanwhile, Ottawa Public Health reported Petrie Island East Bay ceach is closed due to elevated E. coli levels.

The Westboro, Britannia, Mooney’s Bay and Petrie Island River beaches are open for business.

Tuesday is expected to be sunny and 32 C but feel like 36 as forecasters warned that hot, humid conditions are expected to continue through Wednesday and possibly into Thursday.

A heat warning remained in effect from Environment and Climate Change Canada after sweltering conditions that started Friday set records over the weekend.

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Three emergency cooling centres remain open through Wednesday to provide relief from the heat to residents in need, the City of Ottawa said.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sports Hall of Fame at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W., the Plant Recreation Centre at 930 Somerset St. W., and the Overbrook Community Centre at 33 Quill St.

Visit Ottawa Public Health for tips to beat the heat.

A UV index of 7 or high is also expected Tuesday.

Tuesday night is forecast to dip to 19 C under partly cloudy skies.

Wednesday’s expected high is 31 C with a humidex of 38. Mainly sunny skies are forecast to become increasingly cloudy near noon then there’s a 60 per cent chance of afternoon showers with the risk of a thunderstorm. The UV index is expected to be 8 or very high.

Wednesday night is expected to be cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of showers and low of 21 C.

Mixed but dry skies and a high of 30 C are forecast for Thursday but get ready to throw open the windows Thursday night with an expected low of 13 C.

A spot-on seasonal daytime high of 24 C is in the forecast for Friday with an expected low of 12 C.

Saturday’s forecast is cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers day and night, a high of 23 C and a low of 14 C.

Mixed skies with a high of 26 C are forecast for Sunday with a 60 per cent chance of showers and a low of 18 C Sunday night.