A record breaking day of heat!
It's a record setting day of heat ....
The mercury hit 33.6 celcius at the St. Catharines airport earlier this afternoon exceeding the previous record of 32.9 set back in 1988.
Environment Canada also issuing a smog advisory today on top of the humidex advisory.
Meteorologist Geoff Coulson says the smog advisory was issued in consultation with the Ministry of the Environment because of a buildup of low level ozone.
Meanwhile, if your looking to beat the heat, the city of Niagara Falls is offering some relief.
Splash pads in the city will be open from 9 to 9 through the heat wave and people can stop by both the McBain Community Centre and the Gale Centre if they want to just sit, relax and cool off.
And the city is also offering a sure fire way to keep cool, there will be public skating tonight and tomorrow night from 7 to 9 at the Gale Centre at a cost of two dollars per person.