(ENDED) Heat Warning in effect – Updated

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Heat Warning in effect

A period of hot and humid weather is occurring. Humidex values of over 36 are forecast for the next 4 days.

Time span: through Sunday.

Maximum temperatures: 29 to 34 degrees Celsius (Humidex reaching 36 to 42), cooler along parts of the coast.

Minimum overnight temperatures: 18 degrees Celsius.

Locations: Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

Remarks: High humidity will bring little relief in the overnight hours. Cooler conditions can be expected in fog along parts of the coast during this event. Conditions are expected to persist throughout the weekend with an improvement to humidity expected on Monday with the passage of a strong cold front.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

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 https://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@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.



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