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Heat Warning in effect

An extended period of very warm and humid weather is expected.

Time span: continuing through Sunday.

Maximum daytime temperatures: 28 to 32 degrees Celsius (Humidex 35 to 40), except cooler along parts of the coast.

Minimum overnight temperatures: 17 to 21 degrees Celsius.

Locations: Most of Nova Scotia except Guysborough County and Cape Breton.

Remarks: A combination of very warm temperatures and elevated humidity will create high humidex values over the next several days. Temperatures and humidity are forecast to increase further on Friday and Saturday and then turn cooler over all areas later on Sunday.

Heat warnings will be extended to the remainder of Nova Scotia on Thursday.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Information is provided on the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness website at http://novascotia.ca/heat-related-illness/.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

Source – http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns

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