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Heat warnings issued for western Nova Scotia
Heat warnings have been issued for parts of western Nova Scotia, and it is anticipated that the warnings will be extended into other parts of Nova Scotia later in the week as temperatures begin to rise.
Temperatures reaching 29 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows near 16 degrees Celsius are expected for the next 3 to 5 days.
An extended period of very warm and humid weather is expected.
Time span: Tuesday through Saturday.
Maximum daytime temperatures: 29 degrees Celsius (Humidex up to 35), except cooler along parts of the coast.
Minimum overnight temperatures: 16 to 20 degrees Celsius.
• Annapolis County
• Kings County
• Hants County
• Pictou County
• northern Colchester County
• northern Cumberland County
Remarks: A combination of very warm temperatures and elevated humidity will create high humidex values over the next several days. Temperatures are forecast to turn cooler over all areas on Saturday night.
Warnings will likely be extended into the rest of Nova Scotia later in the week.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
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 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@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.