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Toronto breaks record for rainfall on July 10, previously set in 2006

Toronto breaks record for rainfall on July 10, previously set in 2006
Toronto breaks record for rainfall on July 10, previously set in 2006

Toronto set a record for rainfall on July 10. Pearson Airport received about half a month of rain on Wednesday, bringing back the sun and sending daytime temperatures soaring.

In Pearson, just over 46 millimetres of rain has fallen through Wednesday, setting a daily record and according to Environment Canada, the 33.4 millimetres of rainfall on July 10, 2006, is even higher than the previous one.

Remnants of Hurricane Beryl were making their way across Ontario and Quebec, bringing torrential rain and flooding in some areas. The weather agency had issued rainfall warnings for several regions, saying amounts would be variable but that some areas could see up to 80 millimetres.

Flooding was captured on Lake Shore Boulevard in Toronto on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. Photo: Giancarlo DeSantis/CityNews.

Hurricane Beryl, a Category 1 hurricane, made landfall in Texas on Monday. It was a post-tropical cyclone with southeastern Michigan around noon Wednesday. Beryl has been blamed for at least seven deaths in the U.S., one in Louisiana and six in Texas, and at least 11 in the Caribbean.

More than 1.6 million homes and businesses in Texas were still without electricity early Wednesday afternoon.

CityNews weather specialist Denise Andreacchi says Toronto is expected to see another 5 to 10 millimetres of rain in the early morning hours. The sun will return in the afternoon and will remain shining for most of the weekend.

Toronto’s daytime temperature is expected to be 25 C on Thursday. Friday’s temperature is expected to be 26 C, with sunny skies and the humidex making it feel more like 32.

Saturday promises to be a beautiful summer day, with sunny weather and an expected maximum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. Humidex values ​​make it feel more like 34 degrees Celsius in Toronto.

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