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Here's how nice it feels in Ottawa Saturday ahead of forecasted heatwave

The sun is shown in this file photo. (Shutterstock/Maryloo) The sun is shown in this file photo. (Shutterstock/Maryloo)
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Sun and moderate temperatures are in the forecast for the capital this Saturday before the start of the anticipated hot and humid week Monday.

Environment Canada’s forecast calls for a mainly sunny day with a high of 20 C. Clear skies and a low of 7 C are in the forecast for tonight.

The weather will also be nice on Sunday, as it's going to be mainly sunny with a high of 22 C. A 30 per cent chance of showers and a low of 16 C are forecasted for the night.

Hot, humid week ahead

Hot and humid weather is forecasted for Ottawa to start the week. Temperatures above 30 C are forecasted for the entire week.

Monday will have a 30 per cent chance of showers and a high of 30 C. At night, the weather agency calls for clear skies and a low of 20 C.

Sunny skies and a high of 33 C are forecasted for Tuesday. Clear skies and a low of 22 C are in the forecast for the night.

The weather agency is asking residents to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat exhaustion and/ or stroke.

"Hot and humid conditions are expected. Watch out for heat related impacts such as heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke. Remember to drink plenty of water," said Environment Canada on its website.

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